look. fucking look right here. LOOK. the really incredible thing with this Segway thing is that there are no controls, that there is no mental friction involved to use the thing, and that's an incredible thing. For years as machines get more complicated, the controls get more complicated too, the mental friction increased. and we expect that. nonsense! machines should KNOW what i want to do before i do. that control is good is one of the two values FORCED on us by an inadequate capitalist system because it can't do any better. lack of control sets us free. the future is NOW.
(The other so called "value" being: consistency. Since when was consistency in flavour, production quality, colour and so on a good thing? Since the Industrial Revolution forced cheap-ass factories on us, forced us to be mass-produced production-line consumers, that's when.)