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Re: $6,000 Smart Phone
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2015, 02:37:03 PM »
I would be very interested to use it, just as I would be very interested to drive a lambo. A lot less interested in paying for it, but hey, nice tech is nice tech.

Just like a lambo, this to me falls under the category of: when you have so much money you really don't care and want a fancy toy / work of art, this is what you buy.

The only difference, though, is that when you buy a lambo, you subsidize the R&D of lovely features that trickle their way down into normal people cars. The super-rich really do give economic incentive to push what's possible for a lot of tech and construction. When you buy this, you're not really subsidizing any R&D for normal people because any major phone company (eg Apple) could release a phone like this if it made business sense, for an eighth of the price. Lambo builds cars; I would imagine they outsourced the development of the phone and stuck their branding on it.

But anyways, there's "shit people buy when they have nearly infinite money" and "shit normal people buy who can't afford it and end up fucking themselves by doing so." I will gladly mock the latter but I could not care less about the former. Sure, I love that Buffett lives in a modest house and drives a modest car, but I don't give two shits about his buddies with $50m houses and $50m yachts and $6000 phones.

Though I might just be too generous in assuming that nobody would buy a $6000 phone apart from people who can already buy the $250000 car...