The Descent of Man

With apologies to Darwin…

From an SBC newsletter about the “new age” of cell phones.

“Today’s cell phones are used in Germany to support a service called “Symbian Dater,” where mobile customers program their “dating profile” into their cell phone.

When a male mobile subscriber gets within distance of a woman in a nightclub (for instance) whose dating profile matches his (Symbian compares the profiles and decides if they’re a match), his phone vibrates, showing a video of the woman whose profile matches his profile. He then scans the nightclub for the woman and introduces himself.”

The pickup line is her ring tone? Oh, and don’t lie about that “dating profile”, hear?

I worry about the future of the species.