Today on Quantum Vibe: Bot and soul Strip 1735 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2017-12-18
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
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.
IGG Campaign Concludes [ Jul 6, 2021 ]
A Message From Alyss
So, we fell just a few hundred short of our goal, but that's okay, because it's a "Flexible Goal" meaning we still get the funds raised (minus Indiegogo's cut) so we can and will fulfill the promised perks.
We are grateful to all who contributed, and yes you are all now founding members of the "Free Cosmos Project," with all the privileges membership entitles you thereto. (Unless you don't want the honor, we'll respect that too.) Which for now means we'll be whipping up a spiffy little Certificate for each of you, physical versions sent out with the physical books requested, and PDF versions for the rest.
Indiegogo will disburse the funds to us soon. And we've already got the ball rolling printing books, and postcards, as well as the above-mentioned FCP certificates. And we'll be talking a bit more about the Free Cosmos Project in the coming weeks.
Diana slides into the booth next to Juan, across from Alyss.
Caption: It was Roaz who brought me here from my shitty homeworld.
Caption: I know I should be grateful for that, and up to a point, I am.
Caption: But there's a couple of things about Roaz that bother me.
Looking from behind Diana towards Roaz, who is looking pleasant as she makes small talk.
Caption: For one thing, she's a 'Bot.
Caption: Yeah, I know that's a rude term here. The polite word is 'gynoid.'
Caption: Or in Roaz' case, one could get away with saying 'Tin Man.'
Looking past Roaz towards Juan and Diana. Diana is looking cool. Juan is hoping for a big payoff.
Caption: She was a biological human when I first met her, but she managed to get herself killed in a daring effort to 're-program' the Master Processor that rules Zytemonde.
Caption: But people here make digital recordings of their personality and memories, and can 'cheat' death by uploading those recordings into an artificial brain and body.
Closer shot on Diana from the same, angle. She is looking very skeptical.
Caption: This … construct … is legally considered to be a continuation of the living person.
Caption: I have my doubts … but that may be because on my homeworld, Bots are an oppressive ruling class.
Caption: Clearly these machines can't have souls … but then I can't prove I have one, either.