Thursday, May 22, 2008

Overheard in the living room...

TeeWee tuned to Discovery channel show about life in 2057AD: "In the future, your clothes will be woven with thousands of biofeedback sensors. When you get dressed, you'll go online!"

Me: "It took me twenty goddam years to get a cell phone. It'll take a lot longer than that to get me to buy panties with an internet connection."

12 comments:

Joe Huffman said...

Forty years from now, barring some sort of Fountain of Youth, there probably won't be that many people encouraging you to wear panties with an Internet connection.

Mark Alger said...

Doncha just love these visionaries with their pat socialist utopias?

Gott forbid they should get any on them and experience -- you know -- reality. Maybe they'd figure out that their brainfart pipe dreams ain't gonna happen.

M

Ben said...

Yeah, I completely relate to your whole cell comment so I'll just have to go without the techno clothes. As mush as I hate machinery that talks back, I don't think I could deal with having an internet chat with my skivvies

I do want a Talkie Toaster though.

Ben said...

much

Tam said...

Joe,

I was thinking of it from a medical privacy angle. That takes it down a whole 'nother alley...

Alan said...

Internet in your undies...

Brought to you by the same people who thought the video phone was a good idea.


Actually, if you plot undergarment shrinkage over the last century and extrapolate, I'm betting that by 2057 most people will go commando.

Problem solved.

Turk Turon said...

I dunno ...
You put those undies into the mix with the steelworker, the Barcalounger and Claudia Schiffer, and you got a non-stop party!

Danger, Will Robinson!!

Cybrludite said...

"We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future."

Dr. StrangeGun said...

Harrumph.

Take your internet enabled clothes and sit on 'em.

Breda said...

owning a private island is looking better all the time.

Anonymous said...

You should check under there.

Sigivald said...

In the words of Zorak: "I have... no response to that."

Alan: In the defense of people who thought the videophone would be a good idea, I bet when they asked people "hey, would you use a video phone? Does that sound like something you'd buy?", the answer was mostly "yes, wow that's great, grandma could see the kids at any time, etc."

It's only when people were faced with the actuality of buying them, and realized that they'd have to be dressed to answer the phone, that the failure was obvious.

(Plus, well, webcams are a lot like "videophones", and they've very good sellers indeed.)