Monday, February 16, 2009

What About The Metric System?

February 17, 2009 was supposed to be the date that
digital television transmissions officially took
over for analog broadcasts. For some reason
the event has been pushed into June. It didn't
seem like a big deal to me.

Some possible events that WOULD be life-altering:

*Switching to the metric system--according to
Wikipedia, the United States, Liberia and
Myanmar are the only countries not using
The International System Of Units. Maybe
we'll adopt a love of soccer someday too.

*3-D TV broadcasts--would this future format
send countless MORE actors and actresses to
plastic surgeons?

*Real estate development in the Pacific Trash
Vortex--tons of plastic is trapped in a
swirling mass in the Pacific Ocean. A prime
suburban area for future generations?

*The first humans on Mars.

*The discovery of anti-gravity/hyperdrive/
time travel/teleportation technologies.

In the meantime I'll watch my black and white
TV for a few months longer.


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