DNA: Next step?

Urazmatan Islands, S.E.

From the dense forested hills of these remote islands, where medical research has been conducted intensively for three decades, comes a startling report, which has caused amazement throughout the scientific community.

It began with a phenomenon of genetic modification of women of child-bearing age whose use of electronic devices had increased 400%-500% in the past five years. An almost invisible change in DNA molecules was observed, peaking during pregnancy.  Geneticists, neuroscience researchers and microcellular reproductive physicians released a previously classified announcement of the birth of a 10-and-one-half-pound male, with an iPhone in his hand, tiny enough to fit into the infant’s palm, with rudimentary software directing the child to gurgle, smile and cry.

Despite the newborn’s small fingers, operation of the software was efficient. Subsequently, other instances of this digital breakthrough appeared. Babies were being born equipped with iPhones whose software programming was actively attuned to the child’s growth. Toddler iPhones were reported, and researchers predicted that preschool iPhones would emerge, delivering age-appropriate modifications so that by adolescence, children’s personal, individualized iPhones would be as normal as thumbs, elbows and knees.

How this news will impact the global population is unknown at this time. Predictions vary, but the VIPs of DNA suggest major skepticism will be followed by serious debate concerning ways to adapt to this new stage of evolution and utilize it to improve communication. Meanwhile, manufacturers of juvenile iPhone accessories are anticipating an economic boom.