Ok, good, because that wasn't my intention, it was (and is) to stir the pot.
I guess the short answer to that question is, 'not so much.' And so, I do have a lot to study up on. I am here merely out of burning curiosity. I have a very deep desire to understand the code aspect of this. It is absolutely fascinating, and yet is the science part that also drives me to learn more and more.
On the other hand, I do have a couple decades of heavy coding experience under my belt. And that is the part of me that's trying to push the envelope, if you will. I understand that there are many people in this field that are much more intelligent than I am and I'm fine with that, even at the risk of being laughed at.
If there is one thing that I have learned time and time again, it's that you have to question everything, like, I never say, 'no we can't do this and that.' There's always a way... it just hasn't been developed yet. And I promise you, as sure as I am breathing, there's a way to have devices all over the planet folding in harmony... even toasters if we wanted to.
And I'm going to make another statement that will be sure to infuriate many of those involved, and cause great commotion and ruckus, a rain of you-dont-know-wth-youre-talking-about replies; If the only answer is more hardware, then the software design needs another examination. There. I said it, that's right. Now everyone unleash their wrath!