Prediction

Nov 11, 2017
Originally published on November 11, 2017 12:53 pm
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will be the next big innovation from Twitter now that they've screwed it up.

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Now panel, what is next for Twitter? P.J. O'Rourke.

P.J. O'ROURKE: An app that lowers your IQ enough that you want to use Twitter.

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SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

ROXANNE ROBERTS: Introducing the moron verifier. After 100 really stupid tweets, users get a blue poop emoji next to their name.

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SAGAL: And Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: Intellectual autocorrect, which guides users to express two contradictory ideas while embracing neither in order to encourage robust public debate.

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BODETT: And a mango emoji - why is there no mango emoji?

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BILL KURTIS: Well, if any of that happens, we're going to ask you about it on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

SAGAL: Thank you, Bill Kurtis. Thanks also to P.J. O'Rourke...

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SAGAL: ...Roxanne Roberts, Tom Bodett. Thanks to all of you for listening. I'm Peter Sagal, and we'll see you next week.

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