There’s a famous sketch about how important it is for hospitals to have a machine that goes “ping.” In fact, the better the ping, the more expensive your hospital.
Having returned from a hospital visit, I had the pleasure of sitting next to such a machine. It was measuring heartbeat (hence the ping) and all sorts of other biological functions.
Just then I realized that in this era of personalized medicine, individual environments and extra-sensual coddling, we need to go beyond the ping.
Yes, beyond the ping. Ping 2.0 if you will.
So imagine you’re in the hospital bed, and instead of that incessant ping for your heart, you could have:
“Greedeep, greedeep” of a croaking frog?
Guitar strings plucking out a tune?
“Om, Om” (or Aum Aum for you purists) in order to increase your meditative state?
Or a duck quack?
You get the picture. Let’s have some fun. Tell your doctor today you want the machine that goes beyond ping! I’m sure it’ll get us better faster.