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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Technotainment: 4 Minute Lapse

I'm going to start creating a few articles that are for entertainment purposes only. The topic is still technology, but the articles are fiction. I want to feature technologies that have not yet been developed and ideas that are just out of the ordinary. Sort of sci-fi, eh? Here's my first try at a Technotainment article (All of these articles will be labeled with the 'Technotainment' heading). Please, leave feedback on what you think of this new feature by clicking the comments link.

The development of technology around the world was at a standstill this Thursday morning, from 12:03AM (ET) to 12:07AM. No new technologies were developed. According to TechZD News, "the world remained at a standstill in the development in all areas of technology. "

"We just can't fathom what could have occurred, during these four minutes, to stop all technologies from maintaining their ongoing development," said Professor Stephen Whitebrenner from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He goes on to say, "There may have been a universal mental lapse on the part of scientists and technophiles during this time which has obviously hindered our goal to have had a perpetual development of technology."

A few businesses have been hurt in the wake of this crisis. Mobile phone companies can no longer continue to release mobile phones at the quick rate that they had been. "The four minute lapse has caused a disruption in our phone distribution system. We can no longer make phones obsolete as soon as the consumer buys them, as we have always done in the past. This will definitely hurt our future sales," says Tom Schneider, President of the Polyphone Mobile Group.

"We hope this kind of thing does not happen again. But, until we are able to find what has caused this lapse, we will not be able to prevent this from happening. We must stay on our toes and be prepared for things like this. You never know when four minutes will turn to eight minutes. And, eight to sixteen," Sen. Christopher Matkins, R-Cal.

1 comment:

  1. I think that sounds great, I especially like the bit about the cell phones being obsolete when consumers buy them. So true, I can't wait to read the next one Take care JT -J

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