Time: 2:00 am.
Location: Master bedroom.
Cats: kicked out.
TV: tuned to the replay of Adult Swim.
Humans: Snuggled down into bed.
Activity: Pillow talk.
We join the converstion in progress:
Brandi: Given my family history i'm way more worried about heart disease than cancer. It's the number one killer of women in this country.
Josh: Wow. Our kids are screwed.
B: Everyone's kids are screwed. Pull any random person out of line at Food Lion and ask them. They have all sorts of fucked up diseases in their family.
J: That's true. I think we'll cure cancer at some point.
B: I don't think we'll cure it per say, but I think that we'll be able to vaccinate against it.
J: But how do you vaccinate against something that may already be in our genetic code, but may or may not be activated by enviroment?
B: I don't mean a vaccine like that. I mean a vaccine that will make our bodies recognize abnormally dividing cells and destroy them, rather than letting them grow unfettered.
J: See I think nano-bots will do that in the future.
B: I don't know. I think nano-bots will be clearing out arteries, putting in stints, taking bioposy samples, stuff like that. I don't think they'll ever get down to the cellular level size wise. I just don't see how we could build something that small and include the intelligence to know cancer from healthy cells.
J: They've done some cool stuff.
B: Where are the studies? Why haven't I heard about it?
J: I don't know man, i've heard about this stuff.
B: Well, next time show me. I'm curious. But I still don't think that nano-bots will be blasting away cancer.
J: Not in our lifetime. But our kids will see that.
B: Ok, fine. If we look down from Heaven one day and see nano-bots I owe you a Coke. Or Pepsi, i'm sure there's an exclusive contract or something in the works.
J: I'd rather have a Pepsi. Well, I can drink either.
B: I prefer Coke. It's not as cloyingly sweet...