Monday, May 23, 2005

Professor Frink, He'll Make You Laugh, He'll Make You Think

We are all becoming robots. From

Nicholas Roussos writes "Futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson predicts that death will be avoidable in the year 2050 by downloading your brain to a computer. Unfortunately, he is also predicting that the process will be only available to the wealthy for years after its release. I guess we should all start saving our pennies now."

Somehow I feel like I've heard this before. Oh yes, it was from an episode of the Simpons:

Apu: I enrolled in Springfield Heights Institute of Technology under the tutelage of the brilliant Professor John Frink...

Frink: Well, sure, the Frinkiac-7 looks impressive, don't touch it, but I predict that within 100 years, computers will be twice as powerful, 10,000 times larger, and so expensive that only the five richest kings of Europe will own them.

Apu: Could it be used for dating?

Frink: Well, theoretically, yes. But the computer matches would be so perfect as to eliminate the thrill of romantic conquest. Mw-hurgn-whey.

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