Assumption: this isn't Federation space. This episode mentioned the collapse of the Neutral zone. Apparently the Romulan Star Empire fell apart after the nova.
Patrick Stewart wanted to tell everyone that Orange Man Bad. I know you said "let's not bring real world bs into what I wrote...
I think the idea is that Intel hasn't come right out and said on the record that the next socket is 1200 pins, even though there's been leaks. An actual product saying it works with a socket that nobody's seen yet though is probably a pretty good confirmation.
Yeah. I wouldn't call that a subcription/service/SaaS in the modern sense, because to me that means you pay a monthly fee for ongoing access, and if you stop paying, you lose the functionality, just like cable.
To suggest it's a service, is my guess. But unless you're paying a monthly fee, it's not really a service. You pay $7000 or whatever up front for the feature and lifetime updates, right? That makes it not a service. (I don't know, I don't have a Tesla.)