Today on Quantum Vibe: Patently unsatisfactory Strip 440 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Wed 2012-09-12
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Mondays.
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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Distance shot (to re-establish the scene) of Seamus with Nicole and Ventura, with the male and female Guests and their own accessories.
Male Guest: So you've heard that Dr. Sobong claims to have solved the fermionic resonance transferral problem?
Seamus: Yes? I'll believe it when I see it applied to actual fermions.
Closer shot on Seamus and the guests with him.
Male Guest: Of course, he is bound by trade-secrets covenants not to share any details.
Seamus: Naturally. One almost wishes for a return to the old system of patent laws.
Female guest: Almost? Why?
Seamus and the female guest.
Seamus: Well, the idea behind patents was that scientists and inventors could publish information about their processes as they develop them, with the assurance that they'd have a legal monopoly on their application for a limited time.
Female guest: So, what happened?
Seamus and the male and female guests, their accessories circled around them.
Male Guests: It fell to the old nation-states to register and enforce the patents. Naturally they made a mess of things.
Seamus: So when the states collapsed, the consensus was that trade-secrets covenants were preferable.
Seamus: The arrangement has certainly made MY life more interesting.