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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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.
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.
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.
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.