Friday, April 27, 2012
TECH REPORT: Sony’s “Bullshit Detector” May Be Scrapped in Final Phase
SILICON VALLEY - Today Sony announced that is likely that they would not be releasing one of the most anticipated items of this year, the Fallacy Finder, or "Bullshit Detector".
"We are never one to turn a blind eye to innovation," said Sony CEO Ken Itwerk, "but we may have pushed the envelope on this product, and in this case the envelope pushed back."
Details are coming out about the cancelled product. During early test phases, the "bullshit detector" showed incredible results in detecting bullshit. But in the final phase, a common occurrence sealed the fate of the item.
"We were just about to start the final phase," one technician explained, "when my partner turned on the television in our lab. But what he didn't know was that he had inadvertently exposed the detector to overwhelming masses of bullshit. The detector overheated, and eventually burnt itself out!"
He added, "I don't think that people realize just how much bullshit they are exposed to on a daily basis, and that's not just the ones who watch Fox News."
However, all may not be lost. Sony is also planning a safety restriction guideline for consumers, in hopes that they might be able to finish work on the "bullshit detector" and release it in the Fall. "We feel that this is a minor setback, and if people could just restrict their use of the detector to certain detector-friendly environments, we are confident that this could be the must-have product of 2012."
Sony has listed many things that could cause a possible overload, including 24-hour news networks, reality shows, political debates, and most advertising.
In related news, the Cliche Alert app for the iPhone 5 is a stone's throw away from being released, but insiders say unless they keep the wolf away from the door, it will be available when the cows come home...