Today on Quantum Vibe: The traffic network is down again Strip 27 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Tue 2011-01-25
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
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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Wayne stands before what resembles a Concierge's desk at a fancy hotel. Actually it is the entrance to the sky-cab deck in Wayne's building. A large sign over the desk reads, 'SkyNet Closed'. The clerk at the desk is a typical 'Arsociate:' short, bald, hunched. And this one is apologetic. Behind Wayne stands another android servant, carrying Wayne's luggage.
Wayne: Closed?! What is the meaning of this?
Clerk: The traffic computer is down again, sir. No word yet on when it will be restored.
Wayne is indignant. All the clerk can do is avert his eyes.
Wayne: Outrageous! I must get to the Macapá Beanstalk immediately!
Clerk: I'm sorry, sir. When the computer is down only emergency sky traffic is permitted within the city limits.
Wayne is still in the clerk's face; the clerk looks terrified but can only follow his procedures.
Wayne: I am vice-prez for market development at GENSAXWAL!
Clerk: Y-yes, sir. GENSAXWAL owns the SkyNet and sets the rules for your s-safety, sir.
Wayne can only fume in frustration as the clerk touches some spots on his computer touchscreen.
Clerk: I can order you a limousine to Antwerp, where the net is working, and you can take a sky-cab from there to Macapá.
Seamus: Ground transportation! How demeaning.