I'm stunned at the possibilities. The mind boggles. To wit -
- "Pinky and the Brain" in 3D!
- Jerry actually being able to USE his hands to heave a shovel at Tom!
- Legions of lower-level rodentia rising up against the overlords of mammalia by using logic and intellect (or maybe just a keen sense of fashion and an enormous entrant into the WWF follies. Or NASCAR.. In any case, we humans will succumb to their brash gall).
Oh, but wait....all that stuff I just wrote?
It'll never happen.
In this lifetime.
But one day, Lovecraftian devotees everywhere, it might. And then, on that dread night, parents will have to tuck their enormous-eared, slightly fuzzy, preternaturally intelligent, sharp-visioned children into bed and tell them the truth.
"You were born a human. I'm so sorry. I did the best I could. The plastic surgery can take you no further. You're a gamma."
Thank God for soma.
(Gosh - I sound like a luddite! I'm not. But I can see the day in the no-too-distant future in which any scientific advance, no matter how well-trenched in reason and aim, will be archly evaluated by politicoes and their cronies, possibly jeopardizing the forward progress of knowledge through knee-jerk evangelistic overreaction and withdrawal of gubbamint funding for fear of retaliation from a cadre of scary people who wield a big book and sound off from the pulpits of impossibly enormous religious organizations, like roach royalty riding the back of their minions.
It could happen.)