They weren't too far off with their idea of today's phone!
I have SKYPE on my HTC EVO4 (Sprint) and it has become the supermarket lifeline when Karen sends me out to pick up something that we're out of or that she might have forgotten, which is usually something that there is sixty different kinds of.
So I SKYPE her from the supermarket and let her look on the shelf till she finds the EXACT brand and size jar or can of whatever it is that she wanted.
With that HTC smartphone with Skype installed we are one step away from Dick Tracy's "2-Way Wrist TV", it's just a question of size now.
The only people pushing the Athenian Straw Man Nonexistent Threat of Slippery Slope Windyfoggery (ASMNSSW) RE DEMOCRACY are people who have a misunderstanding/problem or hatred of democracy. (See AUTHORITARIANS)