As Neil Enns has stated yes 3G IS real. I had the oppurtunity to phone from UK to Italy and experience Video Call on my mobile. It was a great experience!
I get frustrated between the bandwidth availablity between wire and wireless.
SmartPhone has the advantage of putting down the user experience advantage that Microsoft got from the desktop to the phone but while thinking of getting my "Three" phone I looked into using SPV. It still has some way to go. Maybe the Motorola deal could help
them on their competition with the Symbian Operating System.
I can't say how much I agree with your points. Lately, I have shown interest at the points that you have brought up. Especially on writing systems. I would highly advise visiting the British Library (King's Cross, London, UK). It doesn't provide a great
deal of service to the public as a museum but it has a public display area where they exhibit important workings such as the Gutenberg Bible.
Also, I believe the Unicode is also an important step for the Homo Sapien product line. An effort to create a universal repository of writing systems.