Whenever he thought about it, he felt terrible. And so, at last, he came to a fateful decision. He decided not to think about it. ~John-Roger and Peter McWilliams
Question #77856 posted on 06/08/2014 3:42 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

So... this caught my eye, and I don't know what to think of it. It makes me kind of uncomfortable. Thoughts?

-Shrinky Dink

PS: More info here

A:

Dear Dink Meeker,

I was pretty flabbergasted until I realized it's a hoax. The Wikipedia page describes it as a mixed media installation art piece, and that the point is to get people thinking about bio-engineering. It's probably not too far off, but it's nice to know we're not there as a society yet. It will be quite the hullabaloo when we are.

Hobo

A:

Dear Shrinky Dink,

I was also flabbergasted until I looked at your "More info here" link and realized it was a hoax. Like you, it makes me kind of uncomfortable. I don't know much about bioengineering, and I'm not sure what these "pets" are supposed to teach me. I guess, like Hobo said, it reminds us that it's not too far off, so we better start figuring out how we'll deal with it. Honestly, I like to think we'll reach the Millennium before the really creepy things from sci-fi movies become real issues. However, technology has come a long way so quickly, so who knows?

-Owlet