The pointless and cruel vilification of one of society's unfortunates could easily be dismissed as a bit of a laugh. Part of the normal, ritual humiliation reserved within our entertainment complexes for the underclass.
However, the hardened conspiracist will always look for a deeper explanation to everyday events like these.
Bringing the full glare of conspirolight™ banishes the shadows from this murky affair. It is nothing less than a struggle within the human power elite over the lumpen's utopian technological destiny.
What sheriff Colin Miller did when sentencing this pioneer, was a naked attempt to thwart the man machine society our most attention seeking scientists have predicted for the last century.
Practically everyday, we are promised exciting new developments. Take this edition of the popular science programme, Horizon:
The key words 'revolutionise humanity' are among the most feared by the elite. As ancient guardians of our interests, they well know the folly of such talk. However, when faced with inevitability, harsh decisions have to be made. On one hand, we have the idealistic and apolitical science faction, on the other, a reactionary grouping who dread the upheaval our technological evolution will bring.
Meet the scientific prophets who claim we are on the verge of creating a new type of human - a human v2.0.
It's predicted that by 2029 computer intelligence will equal the power of the human brain. Some believe this will revolutionise humanity - we will be able to download our minds to computers extending our lives indefinitely. Others fear this will lead to oblivion by giving rise to destructive ultra intelligent machines.
One thing they all agree on is that the coming of this moment - and whatever it brings - is inevitable.
A typical scientist is always open to new ideas and thinks
we will download our minds onto computers
Who will triumph in this desperate futurkampf? Only a fully qualified scientist could dare make that prediction......