Ameritorius Professor Broughton D’Lirium commented on a disturbing glimpse of the future today:
It seems that in the future we will not only have to worry about the rise of antibiotic resistance and the emergence of superbugs, we’ll have computer viruses to contend with too. One shudders to think of the diabolical devastation that will result from an epidemic of infected pacemakers, defibrillators and implanted drug pumps….
UCEM has decided to take decisive action. From this day forward all UCEM-sanctioned infectious diseases specialists will be required to have expert competencies in computer science. This is our only hope of impeding the progress of these pernicious pixellated pestilences. Furthermore, as it is impossible to fight an unnamed enemy, I hereby christen this new threat ‘gizmonosis’
Infectious diseases specialists of the future, enroll yourself in a computer science course now!
Definitions for MUPPETs and F.UCEMs:
- gizmonosis — noun. A disease that is passed from a gizmo to a human.
- gizmonotic — adjective.
- gizmonoses — plural.
- nosos — Greek. Disease.
- gizmo — a gadget (origin unknown)
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