Rather than Orwell's vision of the future, this idea reminds me more of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, and how the people praised "our Ford". Imagine:

"Honey, I'm home!"

"Why so early, dear?"

"Well, I plotted out a quicker route with the radio traffic report and the GPS, video conferenced with some people across town instead of driving over for a meeting, and managed to fend off the mutants with my ray gun."

"Thank Sony!"

And the person who spoke last would be right - it would all be thanks to Sony's fine electronics. Everything* would be thanks to Sony.

*The kind that encompasses all things, not the kind you're reading right now.