Today on Quantum Vibe: Clever capitalists
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First Seen: Wed 2019-11-20
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - 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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Bok is flanked by floating, menacing images of a space-pirate, on the left, and a space Marine (Astrine?), on the right.
Bok: Of course, the threats of greater concern usually walk on two legs.
Bok: Displacer technology would seem to be tailor made for both pirate raids and invasion by hostile states.
Schematic showing a space-craft 'bouncing' off of an Oresme Shield. A portrait of Nicole Oresme (in her human form) appears in an inset.
Bok (from cameo): This is one reason why Nicole Oresme, co-inventor of the Displacer Engine, also invented the Oresme Shield, which can block any unwanted Displacement.
Bok: However, as with cybernetic security, bad actors continue seeking, and sometimes finding, weaknesses in the Shield that can be exploited.
The Martello Siblings at work in a computer lab.
Caption (Bok): So Oresme gathered a team of geniuses who have been continually finding and fixing faults in her shield. This team became the firm, Deslocação Dinámico .
Caption: Oresme herself has long since moved on to other concerns, but her descendants, most notably the Martello siblings Dominic, Guido and Kennerly, continue the never-ending game.
Back to Bok, grinning wryly.
Bok: Those fixes in the shield also sometimes require upgrades to the Displacement Engine.
Bok: Some have complained that this set-up has given Deslocação Dinámico a virtual monopoly on safe interstellar travel technology.
Bok: But there's nothing preventing others from reverse-engineering both the Displacement Engine and shield technology … except that Deslocação Dinámico sells their systems more cheaply than others can develop and market alternatives.
Bok: Clever capitalists are so annoying.