YMMV: Halting State
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Scotland is portrayed as being small and reliant on Britain as a whole, but with a strong and rapidly-growing IT industry linked to an EU that's unified enough to operate Royal Danish Air Force infowar planes over London to support a special operation, whereas the US's aging infrastructure due to its earlier tech upgrades drags it economically behind. One real-life economic crash later, and independent Scotland/functional EU is looking less likely by the minute.
- Paranoia Fuel: The bad guys can tack you and listen in on your conversations whenever you have your phone turned on. And they have compromised CopSpace.