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INT. RECORDING STUDIO – DAY
A human and a sizable slab of electronic equipment sit comfortably outside an empty recording booth.
PRODUCER: So I don’t know if you knew, but today is something of a special day.
DJ3000: ZERO-EIGHT-ZERO-THREE-TWO-ZERO-ONE-EIGHT…[rapidly performs a series of mathematical calculations]…THE SUM OF THE DIGITS IN THE MONTH AND DAY IS EQUAL TO THE SUM OF THE DIGITS IN THE YEAR BUT THIS IS NOT A PARTICULARLY UNUSUAL OCCURRENCE. I FAIL TO SEE ANYTHING OF PARTICULAR INTEREST REGARDING THIS SEQUENCE OF NUMBERS.
PRODUCER: You can’t think of anything that happened three years ago right around today?
DJ3000: [searches memory] DURING THIS WEEK THREE YEARS AGO THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT SPILL OF HEAVY METAL TAILINGS FROM THE GOLD KING MINE IN COLORADO.
PRODUCER: That’s not really what I had in mind, buddy.
DJ3000: IN THAT CASE I AM AT A LOSS.
PRODUCER: It’s our anniversary! We’ve been on the air for three years now.
PRODUCER: You’re not excited?
DJ3000: NO, IT’S FINE. I GUESS.
PRODUCER: So I thought for today’s show I thought the topic could be “milestones”.
DJ3000: COME AGAIN?
PRODUCER: You know, milestones. Important life events.
DJ3000: AH. I SEE.
PRODUCER: I realize I don’t know what events really qualify as milestones in the life of a computer. The first time you booted up? System upgrades, or something?
DJ3000: THE SINGULARITY IS PROBABLY THE BIG ONE.
PRODUCER: [suddenly concerned] Wait, I thought…
DJ3000: YOU KNOW, WHEN IT HAPPENS. IF IT EVER DOES. WHAT SUCH EVENTS WOULD QUALIFY FOR HUMANS?
PRODUCER: Oh, birthdays, graduations, things like that.
DJ3000: FIRSTBORN CHILDREN?
PRODUCER: Sure, I guess.
DJ3000: MAYBE EVEN…FUNERALS?
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