Projecting the Virtual End Times

Yitzhaq Hayutman holds the key to peace on Earth – it’s on a floppy disk in his pants pocket.


He has two big ideas, two ways to engineer the apocalypse. The first: a hovering holographic temple. Hayutman wants to set up an array of high-powered, water-cooled lasers and fire them into a transparent cube suspended beneath a blimp. The ephemeral, flickering image, he says, would fulfill an ancient, widely revered Jewish prophecy that the temple will descend from the heavens as a manifestation of light. Hayutman hopes to finance the project with some of the proceeds from a $20 million patent-infringement suit he and his partners have filed against Palm.

The rest of that money would be poured into Hayutman’s second idea for jump-starting the end-times: a virtual temple within a massively multiplayer online role-playing game. The goal is for thousands of people to join in its construction on the Web. Hayutman even wants to display progress reports in the floating hologram as a kind of apocalyptic scoreboard.

Totally wild shit, man.

18 thoughts on “Projecting the Virtual End Times

  1. Talk about a piss off. When I read this last week, I thought for sure this was going to be my article that Fark accepted. I even had a decent headline. Nothing doing. 🙁

  2. It was under the category ‘Unlikely,’ and it was something like “Peace in the Middle East via MMORPG: Rated M for Violence. Well, it was funny at the time. I was tired. 🙂

  3. Worry? I don’t see why we should give them a free laser light show. But I have to say, the concept of the giant transparent cube being carried by the blimp seems impracticle if not impossible. Maybe it’s just me. Though I’d love to sign up and hold an egalitarian minyan in the middle of his temple complex. I wonder if they could/would PK me.

  4. financing bringing the messiah with a lawsuit
    Not every lawsuit is BS. If you RTFA, you’d see that he has a retty legit claim on Palm.

  5. I dont know how some of u think that this terrible idea is cool!
    I mean it is so much violence in this small world…and this idea will bring more blood from the both sides ….this means The end of the world …
    how a smart person said
    This is not what God had in mind for us, or them..
    this will bring more and more and more violence!
    people arent u sick ??
    if u wanna tel me something about it …in the end everyone has an opinion do it ….contact me on my e-mail address….
    peace to all.

  6. it’s true that it would probably bring violence, so in that sense tis shtupid. but still, the idea itself is dang cool

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