Oh man, I coulda gotten in on the ground floor!
(Hat tip: Scissorhead Bruce388)
I remember that in the early 1990s, someone was selling meditation software – not, as with current meditation apps and things, as visual or aural aids to meditation, but software that actually claimed to do your meditating for you. Of course this overlooked the fact that meditation has no value without the accompanying mental discipline. Ads for the stuff claimed you could do a week’s worth of spiritual contemplation overnight. The big difference between that and the PrayerMAX™ is that the OmWare™ was, to all appearances, not a parody.
Shades of the wooden amplifier dials. https://boingboing.net/2005/11/07/astronomically-overp.html
I CANnot believe it’s not 6 easy payments of $66!
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I see what you did there.
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Also beware of computerizing prayer…remember the last line of Arthur C Clark’s The 9 Billion Names of God:
*Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out….”
https://urbigenous.net/library/nine_billion_names_of_god.html which made a big impression on me as a young SF-loving spitballer
I too read that story as a youngster and still, 50+ years later find those last few words to be both comforting and fearsome.
Arthur Clarke wrote the only story that actually scared me – the title is A Walk In The Dark.
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