What Stevie Wonder and Stephen Colbert have in Common
I got scooped by Stephen Colbert.
Pondering my recent blog post regarding terrorists poisoning our food so that we would lose our memory, I thought I should try to come up with at least one other alternative explanation.
In the meantime, our bulldog was channelling Stevie Wonder
which made me wonder (no pun intended) if the famous singer was still alive. I honestly can’t keep track of the lives of celebrities, much less their deaths, so I decided to Google it. And then it hit me – our brains are shrinking because of Google. (BTW, in case you are worried and haven’t left this post already to satisfy your own curiosity, Stevie Wonder is apparently still alive, according to Wikipedia.)
“Of course!” I thought, “Our brains have stopped retaining information because they know that all we need to do is hit a few keystrokes, and there it is.” This led me to wonder (there’s that word again!) if, in the near future, our brains will have search boxes inside – a perfectly Darwinian result of our technological evolution.
All prepared to blog about this great discovery and what I thought to be a quite astute prediction, I settled down to watch an episode of The Colbert Report on The Comedy Channel (the only place I like to get my news), and there was Stephen doing “The Word”. It was “Head in the Cloud” (more than one word, but so what?). And he proceeded to cite research that supported my hypothesis of memory loss due to Google. Furthermore, he surmised that all of our memory, including personal, will eventually be stored in that virtual cloud that we hear so much about. He then showed how beneficial this would be to all of us – as long as we have wi-fi access, that is. I highly recommend you watch it. It’s quite realistically horrifying when you think about it.
So, within the span of a few moments, I was able to connect my bulldog, Stevie Wonder, Stephen Colbert, and Darwin. Memory, Schmemory. Who needs it? Like a Seven Degrees of Kevin Bacon game, I can pretty much find a connection between anything and anyone (as long as I have wi-fi or 3G). And, here’s the kicker: I Googled “Stevie Wonder and Stephen Colbert” so I could try to find a nice little way to tie this whole post together.
They have the same birthday.
Posted on August 12, 2011, in Memory Loss, Terrorism, Wonderbutt and tagged bulldog, Darwin, Google, humor, Kevin Bacon, memory loss, Stephen Colbert, Stevie Wonder. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.