Can’t find a minister? This groom programmed his own.

An old standby is getting a 21st century makeover: First comes love, next comes programming a computer to preside over your wedding. Then comes marriage.

Having met on Sweet on Geeks, a dating site for the more intellectually enthused, Miguel Hanson and Diana Wesley decided on a virtual minister to officiate their big day.  

According to the AP, Houston, the Houston-based couple got married on Saturday by the aforementioned computer that Hanson personally programmed for the occasion. Instead of just writing his own vows, he wrote the actual officiant.

Though not registered with the state of Texas, the computer, named “Reverend Bit,” married the couple in the groom’s parents’ home. And Hanson made sure nobody would stop them.

At the relevant moment, Reverend Bit was programmed to say, “If anyone here has anything to say that might change their minds or has any objections, they do not want to hear it and I will not recognize your objections since Miguel has programmed me to only recognize his commands.”

A justice of the peace will make the matrimony official. Still no word on any babies in the baby carriage. But I have a feeling we don’t have the technology yet.

-Jon Irwin

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