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So many inventions, so little time

February 22, 2013 13 comments

Daily Prompt: Undo – If you could un-invent something, what would it be? Discuss why, potential repercussions, or a possible alternative.

First, big news. This post will feature the début of critically acclaimed* artwork created by me – DraliDoodles!

*Not necessarily true

So many inventions, so little time! Where to start?

DraliDoodleBattlelines

“Battlelines” copyright draliman, one of the DraliDoodles collection.

Let’s start big. Let’s un-invent War. War is rubbish. We don’t need War. Without War we would all get along on our little planet in perfect harmony.

Wait a minute. No we wouldn’t. People would still kill people. Then more people would kill more people. It would all escalate. I bet if I un-invented War someone would reinvent it within about 3 seconds and call it something else.

Okay, so there’s no point un-inventing War. So let’s make War more of a slapping match. Let’s un-invent Guns. It’s decided then, Guns are going.

Earth Gone

“Earth Gone”, another addition to the DraliDoodles collection

Hmmm, people will still find other ways to kill each other. Like hitting each other over the head with rocks. I can’t un-invent rocks. We need them to build houses and whatnot. And without any rocks we’d all be floating around in space wondering where the planet went.

Not Guns then. Just delaying the inevitable. I’m starting to see a pattern here. It’s Humans, isn’t it.

Let’s un-invent Humans! The world would return to an idyllic verdant green and blue paradise.

Whoa there a minute! I’m not un-inventing Humans. Not wishing to appear self-centred or anything, but I’m a Human! I just bought the Batman trilogy on Blu-ray and I haven’t watched it yet. Anyway, if a Human un-invents Humans, then Humans would never have existed, therefore I would never have existed to un-invent Humans. This would cause a temporal causality something-or-other which would likely result in an explosion so big it would make the Big Bang look like an “anal gas expulsion” someone ignited at a drunken party because it “seemed like a good idea at the time”.

I’m thinking too big. Gotta think smaller. Boy, this is a tough one.

Pop Tarts!

Pop Tarts

“Pop tarts or Cornflakes”, part of the DraliDoodle range

That’s the thing. Nasty little packages gumming up the toasters of the world with their leaking innards, sitting there deceptively on the plate with their slightly warm exteriors ready to sear our taste buds off with their 350 degree Centigrade fillings, making us wish we’d taken the time to sit down and have a nice
bowl of Cornflakes instead.

Pop Tarts. Final answer.

Or nuclear missiles.

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