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Panel 1: (Helen and Desmond are signing to each other. Helen is smiling with raised eyebrows and her mouth open. She is signing teleport. Desmond is holding his phone in one hand, looking at Helen with an expression of disagreement, slightly frowning, his eyes half-closed. He is signing that-never)

Helen: “DO YOU THINK THEY WILL EVER INVENT TELEPORTING?”

Desmond: “NAH, THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.”

Panel 2: (Helen and Desmond still are signing to each other. Helen is returning an expression of disagreement, slightly frowning with her eyebrows raised and eyes closed. She is signing before-that. Desmond looks surprised, signing when)

Helen: “REMEMBER LAST TIME YOU SAID THAT?”

Desmond: “NO. WHEN?”

Panel 3: (A caption at the top says “IN THE EARLY 90’S…” Helen and Desmond are in their home office, sitting and signing to each other. Helen is sitting at a desk with an old, bulky PC monitor and keyboard. The PC screen is showing the old America Online logo where it is connecting to the server. She is wearing a striped long-sleeved shirt. Her hair is short and curly – there is a caption that says “(BAD PERM)) – She is smiling with her eyebrows raised, signing video-phone. Desmond is wearing a gray tee over a long-sleeved green shirt. He has slightly longer hair with sideburns. He is looking at Helen with an expression of disagreement, slightly frowning, his eyes half-closed. He is signing that-never with one hand, while typing on a device with his other hand. The device has a phone receiver on top of it, and there is a caption that says “(TTY)”)

Helen: “DO YOU THINK THE WILL EVER INVENT A PHONE THAT USES A VIDEO CAMERA?”

Desmond: “NAH, THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.”