Today on Quantum Vibe: Emergent phenomena
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First Seen: Wed 2019-02-06
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Gus Mendes
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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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Panel 1
Monty patting one hand on the table, indicating that Diana should sit on it.
Diana: My 'intuition' as you call it is pretty sure that model is the key to why Hayami was murdered.
Monty: That may well be. But right now, we should get you backed-up.
Monty: So, hop up here and let's do this.

Panel 2
Diana is sitting on the table. Monty is handing her a neuro-helmet.
Diana: You know, I'm far from convinced that what gets backed-up is really me.
Monty: Well, it's all of your memories, including those you're not consciously aware of.
Panel 3
Diana is positioning the helmet on her head.
Diana: But is that all we are, the sum total of our memories?
Monty: Oh, we're more than that. Our memories inform the emergent phenomena we call 'personality.'
Diana: But biological bodies are likewise emergent phenomena from billions of years of natural selection, whereas mechanical bodies are human designs.
Panel 4
Diana is now lying supine on the table. Monty is at a console next to the table, making adjustments. Wook is standing by, impassively.
Diana: Well, it may not be true immortality, but it seems like the next-best thing.
Monty: Oh, it's not so bad once you get used to being stronger, faster, and better-looking.