Today on Quantum Vibe: A bit of history Strip 1287 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2016-02-26
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles Sci-Fi Adventure Mondays.
Hu Iz Alyss Roaz?
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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Diana, in her chambers, at the network terminal.
Diana (thought): All right, first let's see what these gomers have to say about themselves.
Text box: Keywords: Bubbleopolis history
Looking past Diana at the terminal screen, we see an image of the city as it appeared previously on the cruiser's viewscreen.
Text on screen: Bubbleopolis a.k.a. Oz a.k.a. Novo Paolo a.k.a. Kūchū Rōkaku a.k.a. France was established in the 890th year of the Space Age.
Diana: Wait … what year do they call the current one?
Angle so we see Diana from the side. The screen is barely visible from the side.
Computer voice: The current date is 1068.742 S.A.
Diana: Oh! A voice interface. Continue with history.
Computer voice: Founders were a consortium of enterprises led by Hari Copperton, Kofi Akosah, Kirsten Bezos, Edmund Ansari, Enrique Colón, and Nicole Oresme.
Caption: * Oct. 1, 3025
Looking past Diana again at the screen. Now we see just one bubble with some structures floating inside.
Computer voice: Within the first 20 years the population had grown to 500,000 persons, and the city had become a major intergalactic trading center, as its founders had hoped.
Computer voice: As the population continued growing, the city, originally named Galactica, added more and more bubbles and acquired the sobriquet 'Bubbleopolis' as well as other popular names.
Medium c/u of Diana looking skeptical.
Computer voice: The city's success is generally attributed to a combination of its advantageous location, its ability to attract productive talent, and its policies of economic as well as social laissez-faire, along with an efficient adjudication system and a culture that abhors aggressive violence and extols private property rights.
Diana: Hmp. I'll bet.
Another angle on Diana, raising an eyebrow.
Computer voice: The city's laws are based on a charter document promulgated by the founders and all residents and long-term visitors are asked to sign an affirmation of agreement with these laws.
Diana: Aha. I knew there was a catch to this game.