Copyright 2012 by Xena Amirani.
Published at Smashwords
To Rezvon, for being the best fan an author could have and to Mommy and Daddy for encouraging my love of both writing and technology. – XA
On February 27, 2093, in Cupertino, California, Mark Solbay clicked the enter button on his holographic keyboard. Solbay, 53, was the current CEO of the worldwide known Apple company. He was a slim man, with gray hair and brilliant blue eyes. He was also a genius when it came to modern technology and neuroscience. And because he had such great knowledge on these two subjects, he was able to invent the most amazing computer yet. The final tests had been run and the iBrain was officially ready to be sold in public market. In four days, technology lovers would be swarming to the Apple stores for the newest innovative product. This was unlike anything anyone had seen before. No longer would computers be simple devices. From now on, they would be a part of the human brain. Solbay glanced at the now published advertisement. "No more messy headsets or jewelry. No more hassle to put on special computerized clothes or nail polish. From now on, your computer will be a part of your brain. The iBrain will feature an entirely new form of software, limited access to other iBrain users' thought streams, a never seen before gaming system, and a unique form of social networking. This amazing product will be available on March 3, 2093. Limited availability; products must be reserved. View the Apple data page for more information." Then below the main ad, in smaller print, it read, "People with mental disabilities such as autism, epilepsy, and other seizure causing conditions should not use this product. Must be over fifteen years of age to purchase the iBrain for yourself and over twenty-one years of age to purchase for a minor under the age of fifteen. This product is not recommended for children under seven. One item per customer." Solbay nodded. It would do. Their biggest customers wouldn't even look at this ad. They were the people who had been awaiting the release of the iBrain for months. They had already memorized nearly every feature of the product explained on the Apple data page. But publishing an ad never hurt. The worst it could do was recruit more customers. Solbay thanked his coworkers and said goodbye for the night.