>>The "blackout" where all files were wiped from every computer on Earth could have been more than just some background plot device. Or maybe not. But part of me wishes they had spent more time with it.
We'll you're in luck one of the shorts that came out a few weeks ago is all about the blackout:
Anyway this movie's awesome visuals were more than enough to satisfy me. So I was pretty pleased with it. And I thought the ending was fine enough.