Originally posted on July 30, 2010.
Frank Bolton worked at his company's R&D department in the basement. Today they were testing a device that would transfer a thought from one person to another--a technology that would hopefully make telephones and email obsolete. Frank was monitoring the test subjects' heart rates and other bodily functions as the machine was turned on. It whirred for a minute, and then caused a blinding light. The next thing he knew, he was warped to an upper level of the building. He ran down the stairs back to the experiment site. The machine's settings were too high. Instead of swapping a single thought from one person to another, it swapped the entire thought patterns of just about everyone in the building. It would take months to sort everyone out and get them back to normal. Until then, Frank would be stuck in his new body, a model who was being hired by PR department for a new ad campaign.