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October 7, 2013

Will it ever be possible to
convert ourselves to ones and zeroes,
then transmit our code like emails
and text messages flying with
blazing speed over networks
both wired and wireless?

We could be in Tokyo or San Diego
in a flash, rather than deal with
cramped leg room and bland
meals in airplanes.

Willy Wonka successfully
transmitted Mike Teavee in one
of his many inventions by
using television technology,
so why not the worldwide
web? Of course, there
was a sad consequence,
and poor shrunken Mike
had to be carried off by the
ever-helpful Oompa-Loompas
as they sang their rebuking song.

Also suffering was poor Jeff Goldblum
in The Fly as he found out what it
was like to try on another species.
So, too, when we return from
computer code to human,
would we pick up a little extra code
and become more computer-like
the more we travel this way?

If we do, then we would be
able to more quickly compute
income taxes and tips at
restaurants and surf for
silly cat videos without
a tablet or smartphone by
simply using the computer
of ourselves.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2013 3:16 pm

    Oh one must not the mishaps with transmission on StarTrek…very delightful verse to start the week.

    • October 7, 2013 3:43 pm

      I completely forgot about beaming up and down on Star Trek — thanks for reminding me. I was thinking about other references, but beaming up certainly fits the idea.

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