Today on Quantum Vibe: Liability issues Strip 1515 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2017-01-20
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
To boldly go where no manic pixie dream girl has gone before.
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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CP, Murphy and Hugo walk through a room full of large machinery.
Murphy: This is our fabrication center, where we can make any number of replacement parts or tools we might need in our travels.
Murphy: For raw materials we can mine asteroids, or skim smaller gas-planets.
The trio stands behind a broad window overlooking a very large, complex machine with conduits extending in all directions.
Murphy: This is our main power-plant. It converts strong-atomic-force energy in heavy-metal fuel cells into useable electro-gravitic forms.
CP: You don't use matter-anti-matter annihilation energy?
Murphy: We have found that technology highly volatile, and liability issues make it cost-prohibitive for starship use.
Close three-shot of Hugo, CP and Murphy.
CP: 'Liability issues'?
Murphy: If one of us causes injuries to another, even by accident, then one is 'liable' for the damages, and must compensate the injured party.
CP: Yes, I understand the concept, but ...
The trio resume walking past the window.
CP: Doesn't the public good of having space-travel over-ride liability?
CP: If highly useful technology is suppressed due to liability, how can you advance?
Murphy: We advance with great care and integrity.
The trio walk down another corridor.
CP: We do not lack integrity. Our government compensates any who are injured by accidents, to the extent possible.
CP: When negligence is involved, of course, those responsible are sanctioned.
Hugo: Sanctioned? In what way?
Still walking. Hugo is rolling his eyes.
CP: Depending on the circumstances, by loss of privileges, de-motion or re-assignment to lesser occupations, or imprisonment in the worst cases.
CP: But we don't maim or execute people. We are civilized.
Hugo: Oh yes, prisons are so much more civilized.