Here's a potential windfall for the NYPD and other New Yorkers who get molested by *lost*, ESL tourists all day, everyday:
BUT, some of this stuff is mere coolness in search of a practical, in-demand, profitable application. Consider:
When I see hype like this I'm reminded of someone I know who, ten years ago, in the euphoria of the NASDAQ bubble, raised money to make a Palm Pilot *app* that would hook up users with local restaurants (reviews, reservations, etc.).
And here we are a decade hence, long after his venture blew up, and this ingenius idea STILL hasn't fully arrived.
Or I'm reminded of one of my old bosses who went hogwild for *internet telephony* at the same, extremely premature time.
It's a lesson of history that today's *cool*...
...quickly becomes tomorrow's bore:
Though Fonzie was just before my time....his coolness was way beyond my ken.
So you kids are will be really lost on this analogy.