While show organizers and exhibitors did not welcome with open robotic arms and logic circuits, the temporary power outage which afflicted the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Wednesday, the lesson learned from the partial two hour blackout may act as an ominous crystal ball snapshot of the future of humanity and the reliance of society on devices and automated systems. CES officials are yet to confirm if the perpetual darkness within the central convention region, was onset by a mechanical failure, or a deliberate and crazed of an individual attempting to make a statement by in recreating the effects of at least a partial and temporary electromagnetic pulse.
With the increased frequency and aggressiveness of North Korea nuclear missile testing, which rivals the frenzy of a neighborhood militant feminist anti-male book club and selected readings from Gloria Steinem and Oprah, a few individuals in the Western half of the US are wary of the threat of a possible airborne strike and the detrimental consequences of surviving without power.
Fox News reports that while no physical injuries resulted from the intermittent pitch black conditions within the convention center, individuals around the globe quickly took to social networking with snappy one-liners and instantaneous humorous criticism of the plight the show endured, which possibly damaged the pride of event officials or selected businesses on display. The non-catastrophic failure was apparently due to an influx of water buildup on a building transformer, as Sin City endured a veritable monsoon on Tuesday.
Engineers are now working feverishly to ensure that equipment is safeguarded against future attacks from Mother Nature, as the annual Adult Video Award ceremony and legions of performers roll into town the in the next two weeks. What’s the point of attending an event highlighted by scantily clad and glamorous cult heroes if the lights go out. One could resort to using the imagination, but the experience is just not the same.
Read the Fox News story here.