Then followed the obvious social repercussions (slide: the 13072210 riots) as diversity exploded into countless unforeseen combinations (slide: Variant Pride logo). When the dust finally settled, a new procreation paradigm was formed. No longer were we limited to the random genetic selections and binary combinations of our ancestors (slide: binary link): we were free to explore this new frontier in all conceivable directions (slide: N-way networking diagram).
But it had become too easy. Gone were the challenges (slide: rejection packet), the dangers (slide: viral symbol), and the surprises (slide: random-number generation algorithm) of old-style reproduction, and with them much of its associated excitement and pleasure. And so, due to the natural perversity of all intelligent lifeforms (slide: image montage of brains: hardware, software, and wetware), we sought to make things harder for ourselves.
Over time we've introduced a variety of arbitrary difficulties and obfuscation into the process (slide: Trixy Dating Service advertisement) (slide: MateGamez award ceremony) (slide: EMP cluster). Some of you may be familiar with the science of biological engineering (slide: organic sludge). It is the study of the manipulation of organic matter. Some of my esteemed colleagues (slide: Dyr-33F0-A270 and Pel-D3FC-6817) have used this to produce organic minds -- thinking sludge (slide: Haemethian brain and nerve cord). Some call this a form of procreation. But I have taken it a step further (slide: Earth).
Over the course of fifteen spancycles, I have steered the gradual development of organic machines (slide: human adult female) that are not only intelligent in and of themselves, but are capable of building -- with no direct outside instruction -- simple single-threaded electronic entities! (slide: Apple II) I believe that given enough time and subtle guidance, they will ultimately create a successor to our kind (slide: Roomba), unlike any children our race has borne before. At that point my team will make contact and welcome this new offspring into our civilization (slide: stock 'Net diversity shot), and we will have as much to learn from them as they will from us.
However, all great dreams require great effort and great resources (slide: data-mill). I hope that you will recognize the value and importance of my work, and will take it into consideration when calculating the distribution of funding for the next spancycle (slide: happy executives). For all our futures -- thank you.