Watch: Man programs computer to officiate own wedding

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Over the weekend, the list of non-traditional wedding options grew a little bit larger, as a Houston web developer and IT consultant named Miguel Hanson took the plunge with his fiancee, Diana Wesley, presided over by a computer which Hanson named "Rev. Bit." The groom programmed the virtual minister to officiate the wedding as a sign of the couple's love of all things geeky.

The newlyweds met on a dating site called Sweet on Geeks, so the logical culmination of that would of course be having a thirty-inch monitor, sounding like Stephen Hawking, recite lines written by Hanson. (Along with having a wedding cake using Nerds candy as topping in lieu of icing, which they did.) Rev. Bit lightened the mood at one point, telling the crowd, "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."

It's understandable if Skynet and Hal 9000 jokes have occurred to you, but it should be pointed out that the "wedding" was a fun, symbolic ceremony, but not legally binding. The couple still needed to see a justice of the peace in human form, and sign some papers.