Rioting at the Foresight Unconference
AP, Nov. 3 — The Foresight Unconference announced today that scientists have discovered that there in no world below 1 nanometer. “It’s just space,” said noted scientist Eric Drexler. “We don’t know what to do!” Participants left dazed. Many decided to go back to philosophy, one attendee said.
“Like I said, It’s full of stars!” said novelist Arthur C. Clarke, reached in Sri Lanka. “There’s no there, there.”
In a tragic note, famous author Ray Kurzweil was committed to an insane asylum, ranting “the Singularity isn’t near! This is horrible!!!”
Participants then staged a bonfire outside of Yahoo! headquarters, burning copies of The Singularity Is Near and Engines of Creation. “We’ve been totally mislead!” screamed one woman, ripping her clothes off and jumping in the fire. “It’s all over!!!”
“It’s my fault,” admitted conference organizer Christine Peterson. “By calling it the ‘unconference’, I cancelled out the entire science of nanotechnology.”