Virtual Reality App Created for Middle East Peace Process Went Viral On First Day of Release

Middle East Peace-FNT-Small.pngJERUSALEM – People around the world who have been waiting patiently for the last sixty-five years, while the Middle East Peace Process (MEPP) that doesn’t really exist has ground on, and on, and on, will be pleased to know that there is now an app for that. The Virtual Reality version of the MEPP app went viral on Thursday, the first day of its release.

According to its brainchild, P. Alex Schwimner, whose fledgling software company Aspirations Inc. created VRMEPP, the app was designed specifically to appeal to anyone who has been waiting for more than twenty-five years, hoping to see peace in the Middle East, and help tone down their frustration level.

“We thought it would be a niche market and figured, maybe we’d sell a few thousand copies,” he said. “One of our coders wrote it on the back of a napkin. Who knew?”

Schwimner said that he realized that, for most people looking on, the so-called peace process was just a deluded illusion anyway, so he thought: why not make it a little bit more pleasant to look at?

The virtual reality screen gives the viewer a choice of a number of peaceful illusions including an intimate picnic by a babbling brook, a quiet garden scene with flowers, bees and hummingbirds sharing the sunlight, and a tranquil, overhead panoramic vista of a landscape without bombs, fighting and other violence, viewed from a hot air balloon observing another hot air balloon hanging silently in a clear blue sky.

“I know when we’re talking Middle East, those scenes not very realistic,” admitted Schwimner, but it seems to be what some people want, anyway.” Source: FNT Staff

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Google To Open Bricks And Mortar Superstores To Sell Searches In G7 Countries

Google Superstore-FNTSAN JOSE, CA – Google announced today that it would open a 100-store bricks and mortar chain of large retail outlets in each of seven countries, beginning next year. A corporate spokesperson, Jason Cadwalader-Smith, said that this latest move would allow the company to “take the business of searches to the next highest plane.”

“We’re always on the cutting edge of innovation,” he explained. “We’ve had small branded kiosks and mini-stores and in shopping malls for years, but having our logo visible on stand-alone superstores right in the heart of the communities in the G-7 countries, will allow us to sell searches to customers who weren’t aware of us on the Internet before.”

Cadwalader-Smith was unable to elaborate why the company thought that people would actually pay money for something in a store that they could get for free on their smartphones. He pointed out that: “searches are what we specialize in.”

However he also said “the usual tee-shirts and mugs and other cool stuff.” would also be available for purchase in  the 100,000 square foot superstore locations.

“And people will also be able to come into our great new retail stores to search right in their own neighbourhoods for really personal things like garage and yard sales and weekend community events, as well as lost puppies and parakeets,” he said.

Every cutting-edge innovation has its critics however.

Jonathan Armbruster, speaking for the National Consumer Advocates Association (NCAA), went as far as to question the very raison d’être for the huge new retail outlets.

“Everyone should remember P.T. Barnum’s dictum. Unfortunately there are some who will always embrace what they believe is the newest, the trendiest and the most fashionable, even if it serves no useful purpose whatsoever. The NCAA does its best but we can’t protect people from themselves.” Source: FNT Staff

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