If your server crash
es in Boston
and you are in Kansas
, the best method to repair
such a situation
is to send in the flesh probe
s. These handy machine
s can be access
ed via a large number of ways: the POTS
or cellular network
being the best. Once one has established communication
with a flesh probe, various command
s can be transmitted.
One of the most common commands usually follows as such: "press the pretty red button on the big black box with the blinky lights on it".
Dispite their high maintainence cost, food and housing costs and frequent unreliability, they can often save the day.
Cited from the movie The Fifth Element:
Father, by creating a little destruction,
I am, in fact, encouraging life! So, in
reality, you and I are in the same business!
Destroying a glass is one thing..killing people
with the weapons you produce is quite another.
Let me reassure you Father..I will never kill
more people in my entire life than religion has
killed in the last 2000 years.
Zorg smiles, holds up the glass and takes a drink.
Unfortunately, he chokes on the cherry. Unable to breathe, Zorg starts to panic.
Where's the robot to pat your back?
Zorg falls, writhing, on his desk, inadvertently hitting buttons which trigger a slew of little mechanisms. They pop out all over the desk. True chaos reigns. Even a cage appears, holding a Souliman Aktapan, a fat multicolored beastie, PICASSO, who seems surprised to be out in daylight. He licks his half-dead master in thanks. Cornelius gets up and walks around the desk.Zorg motions for help.
Can I give you a hand?
Cornelius whacks him on the back. The cherry comes flying out. Zorg regains control of himself. GUARDS come running in.
You saved my life... So, I'm going to spare yours.
(to the GUARDS)
Throw him out!
You are a monster, Zorg!
As noted above, Cornelius acted as a flesh probe (albeit not a remote one) to remove the cherry from Zorg. The quote shows one more good point as well: Flesh probe technology
is currently necessary due to the lack of robots
capable of performing arbitrary task
s in a human-infested environment
. One would hope that the need for flesh probes in the future