Today on Quantum Vibe: Blatantly propagandistic Strip 1755 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Wed 2018-02-07
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles Sci-Fi Adventure Monday - Wednesday - Friday.
Creepy moves in darkness dares discovery.
A thousand years in the future, humanity has colonized worlds in nearly
100 galaxies, thanks to Quantum Vibremonic technologies developed five
centuries earlier. Other new technologies have created various
off-shoots of humanity and extended life expectancies five-fold. The
story begins with how a mad scientist and his plucky assistant, along
with their robot friend, brought humanity to the stars, and continues
with the adventures of some unique people in fantastic places.
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Behind Scarlett are head-shots of a variety of different sorts of arti-folk.
Scarlett: The thing to remember is that arti-folk have free will and are as varied in their strengths, weaknesses, and value-systems as the bio-folk they live among.
Scarlett: Therefore, they are just as capable of good or evil actions as the bio-folk they live among.
Behind Scarlett (who is looking more pensive) are medium-shots of two arti-folk. One looks happy and optimistic; the other has a chain collar around its neck and a big clamp over its head and looks despondent. In this shot we can see the back of Diana's head.
Scarlett: Now, in other worlds, especially those colonized by Huoxingians, arti-folk are still enslaved, their minds 'clamped' to limit their exercise of free will.
Scarlett: Those worlds' rulers must continually struggle to maintain their dominance against various groups at home and abroad seeking to liberate the slaves.
Diana (OP,thought): Where are the groups seeking to liberate enslaved bio-folk from A.I. Dominance in places like my homeworld?
Switch POV back to Diana, looking a bit put out.
Diana (thought): This record is a little too general. Not to mention, blatantly propagandistic. Looks like I'll have to dive deeper into the Redes.
Diana (thought): The problem is, I'm not sure where to go from here. Scan for claims against Hayami's manufacturer? Her emploer? Just how old is she, really? Should I believe that 1052.414 'activation date'?
Medium close-up on Diana, thinking.
Diana (thought): I want to find out what could motivate a free gynoid to go rogue and murder her employer. Despite her faults, Alyss didn't strike me as someone who would inspire a slave revolt.
Diana (thought): Or maybe I'm looking at this from the wrong angle. What would prompt a human to murder someone like Alyss Roaz?