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5 Apr, 4 tweets, 1 min read

ME: Hi can you set some animal carcasses on fire for a bit and give them to me in a bag

CASHIER: Obviously we can do that
Do you think if we tried to explain bread to a robot they'd be really weirded out
ROBOT: So you have cultures of living nanomachines

ME: Yeast, right

ROBOT: Imprisoned

ME: We keep them in little packets

ROBOT: And you use them exclusively to... inject air bubbles into your wheat paste?

ME: Generally yeah

ROBOT: ...why?

ME: Well for the texture
ROBOT: When did you figure this system out exactly

ME: About uhhhh… 8000 BC?

ROBOT [holding sides of photoreceptor as if in pain]: You invented nanomachines… before the wheel

ME: Well the nanomachines were already around we just offered them a job

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