Futurama will explore the dark side of current geek addictions like iPhones and Twitter — and delve into at least one “shocking sexual relationship” — when a new batch of episodes hits the airwaves in mid-2010.
“I keep thinking of the insidious possibilities of the iPhone, which I use every five seconds of the day. How you can track anyone anywhere, or market your taco stand to people standing 4 feet away. Or the sinister possibilities of Twitter, and so forth,” said David X. Cohen, the show’s longtime executive producer. “Cellphones were the size of bricks when we first went on the air, so we made jokes about tiny cellphones. Now, they’re everywhere.”
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