The Chinese Girl

Six months ago, a kidnapping ring was discovered and cracked down in Asia. It is now estimated that the ring had stolen more than ten million babies during the last four decades.

Yun, a Chinese new born girl from the city of Guangzhou, disappeared one afternoon in a food market where her mother was shopping.

An anonymous source revealed Yun’s location to her father, a Chinese-American correspondent for a major western news paper. He learned that his daughter had been taken to a vast industrial complex in the outskirts of the city. He entered into the complex disguised as a factory worker and hid in a bathroom until sundown. Then he broke into the corporate offices and the production line where he collected hundreds of documents and photos.

His findings were published during the following days, bringing waves of outrage, protests and riots around the world. The operation of most factories specialized in the production of electronics has been suspended ever since and their executives are now detained by the authorities.

The United Nations General Assembly will vote in the next hour after hearing the conclusions from the report presented by the International Bioethics Committee this morning.

Here are some excerpts from the report:

“Scientists discovered in the early sixties that at the end of the first month after birth, the human brain goes into a process of specialization that fixes the function of its cells for the rest of the person’s life.

During this first month, human neurons are highly adaptable and resilient, making it possible to transplant them into electronic circuits. The brain of one healthy specimen can produce around ten thousand processors.

At the heart of every microprocessor there is a network of these neurons cleverly concealed inside a wafer of silicon that protects and keeps them alive. This is the source of digital computational power.”

If this resolution is adopted by the General Assembly, the use of all electronic devices will be banned around the world, bringing our society back before the information era.