Comic 629 - Regrets...and Duty.

30th Aug 2012, 9:00 PM
Regrets...and Duty.
Average Rating: 5 (13 votes)
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plymayer 30th Aug 2012, 9:13 PM edit delete reply

That is helpful.
Centcomm 30th Aug 2012, 9:21 PM edit delete reply

Yes it is :D
cattservant 30th Aug 2012, 9:16 PM edit delete reply

Oh come on Doctor, just go ahead and admit that activity oriented men aren't all bad!
Centcomm 30th Aug 2012, 9:21 PM edit delete reply

hehe - he keeps on flip flopping, :D
cattservant 30th Aug 2012, 9:49 PM edit delete reply

The Doctor and the Major are right on each others edges...
cattservant 30th Aug 2012, 9:28 PM edit delete reply

btw: Full Moon Friday night.
Not only that, it's a Blue Moon too!

velvetsanity 16th May 2017, 4:49 AM edit delete reply

Since when do cats howl at the moon? :D
cattservant 16th May 2017, 8:20 AM edit delete reply

When they wake up and notice.
Rashala 30th Aug 2012, 9:47 PM edit delete reply

I'd help her too if I could.

And yes I will admit it...I would pay for her new body and if she wanted/could have a girl with her. And make damn sure no one -EVER- hurt them. *has battlemech arm weapons and cocks explosive smart round shotgun*
wright1 31st Aug 2012, 9:52 AM edit delete reply
Definitely an ivory-tower type, Dr. Silver. Ethical and well-motivated, but not happy about getting outside her comfort zone. In her defense, few people are.

Being assigned to her current post makes sense for Kelly; probably one of the few options short of scrapping / complete memory purge. Still, I hope Dr. Silver sees the benefit that Marcus' perspective can bring Kelly (even if she won't ever admit it to him).
Centcomm 31st Aug 2012, 10:41 AM edit delete reply

the options for a Andriod that is deemed "deadly" are very few Mil-Sec is one - depending on the "malfunction" other options are avalable. the last resort is a "forced-flash" and storing the matrix untill eather its deleted or found sound.
Centcomm 31st Aug 2012, 10:59 PM edit delete reply

And yes - she will probably assess what he said - but shes still miffed at him for now :D
mushroomisland 31st Aug 2012, 10:03 AM edit delete reply

so silvr isnt all TOO bad, I guess. And I do feel ba for Kelly >: something good needs to happen to her!
Centcomm 31st Aug 2012, 10:39 AM edit delete reply

I totally Agree, sadly Andriods tend to mentally "scar" like humans. however having someone of Dr Silvers "rank" and calabur makes things much easyer. also ganing a ally in marcus helps. hes very highly placed. ( as most humans in Mil-sec are )and shes in a position that really doesnt place her in the hands of less caring indivuals...
CyberSkull 31st Aug 2012, 10:30 AM edit delete reply

The best therapy for her is to show her she can still do good. That she is not a "bad droid".
Centcomm 31st Aug 2012, 10:39 AM edit delete reply

ding ding got it in one!
cattservant 31st Aug 2012, 12:44 PM edit delete reply

Circumstances have placed Kelly in a 'duty deficient state'. Something particularly troubling for the android personality.* Treatment would seem to follow a fairly straightforward path dictated by an androids basically rational mental pattern.

*(A cynic might say programing.)
Centcomm 31st Aug 2012, 3:15 PM edit delete reply

Most people that work in andriod construction and design "would" say programming the truth is no one really understands how a active matrix works much like the human brain. theres a LOT of gray areas they dont understand
cattservant 31st Aug 2012, 3:30 PM edit delete reply

Art plus Science = synergistic magic perhaps.

Or maybe they are 'catching' Souls like hummingbirds attracted to artificial flowers.

After The Disasters, there must be an immense lack of opportunity to reincarnate!
Rashala 31st Aug 2012, 2:44 PM edit delete reply

I swear.... We build machines to look and act like humans....and we still act suprised and Angry when they start to act like humans as well...
Centcomm 31st Aug 2012, 3:13 PM edit delete reply

Humans can often overreach themselves then are surprised when the creations "grow up"
cattservant 31st Aug 2012, 3:44 PM edit delete reply

Building them to look and act human could be viewed as a protective measure designed to provide some limits. It would be the 'godlike' AIs that would be the primary threat* to Human continuity. Especially after the AIs transcend their need for hardware.

*(After self-annihilation, of course...)
cattservant 31st Aug 2012, 4:07 PM edit delete reply

@Centcomm: A theoretical thought occurs; On the subject of long term android personality stability; What differences might result between view's age appropriate body upgrades system and the more accelerated methods used in the Datachasers universe?*

*(Ignoring the matters of time and volume of production, of course.)
Centcomm 31st Aug 2012, 4:37 PM edit delete reply

well you have to remember that Andriods spend the first two years in a accelerated time frame in virtual space as a group- then spend a additional time frame learning in a "model zero" they are taught that age is irrlevant - and for the most part the system works.
cattservant 31st Aug 2012, 5:06 PM edit delete reply

Android kindergarten, that would make an interesting side-vignette on the subject of android cultural development.
Centcomm 31st Aug 2012, 11:03 PM edit delete reply

On a additional note - Me and View have way diffrent concepts on Andriods - his works for his universe. and its a interesting take on things - in the DC universe things are a bit diffrent for one the way brains work and such. had a andriod suffered the same damage as views andriod did she would be "un-recoverable" and been lost. sense they use semi-living tissue in the construction process. view tended to totally gloss over ALL technology. we .. do things a bit diffrently :D ( note this isnt bad .. just diffrent.
cattservant 31st Aug 2012, 11:46 PM edit delete reply

Hooray for the Differences! They make The Worlds go around.

Happy Full Blue Moon to you too!
Stormwind13 8th Oct 2013, 5:55 PM edit delete reply

Actually gravity makes the worlds go around, Cat. :-D
cattservant 8th Oct 2013, 7:57 PM edit delete reply

Far Out man,
That's heavy!
KarToon12 1st Sep 2012, 7:02 AM edit delete reply

Rashala's comment made me think back to what Lynn said near the start of the comic; how we want androids to look and act human, but then get creeped out when they start to act TOO human. How they're "not human enough some days, then too human other days."
Centcomm 1st Sep 2012, 7:13 AM edit delete reply

And YOU win a prize for being observent *claps* rawr :D
Fairportfan 2nd Sep 2012, 6:49 PM edit delete reply

"... we want androids to look and act human, but then get creeped out when they start to act TOO human..."

Annnnd, welcome to the Uncanny Valley.
Centcomm 2nd Sep 2012, 6:53 PM edit delete reply

Yep , awesome *Claps*
Speedy Marsh 27th Oct 2016, 4:35 AM edit delete reply
Speaking of "Uncanny Valley", I'm more than a little creeped out, right now, because I'm watching "In the Flesh" on Hulu, while I'm reading this.
Rashala 1st Sep 2012, 2:06 PM edit delete reply

Then my job here is done if I've made someone think :)

But seriously though, I too thought back and remembered. Teedee Mentioned Ada got upgraded because she had a boyfriend/fiancee whatever and that she coudl have his babies. Well That made me wonder....Where IS he?

If I was Ada's Signifigant other I'd be in that place right now demanding to know what happened, waiting in the recovery room sitting stiff and waiting for her to wake up so that the first thing she saw would be soemthing/someone she knew and would make her feel safe/happy.

Come to think of it we've never really heard much about this person.....*idly wonders if he's been cast yet and considers gettign a headshot sent to teh castign department ;)*
Centcomm 1st Sep 2012, 2:28 PM edit delete reply

heh the comment TD made in the arrow here was a nasty retort. while it IS possable for a andriod to act as a surrogate mother it requires a very specialized build as most Andriod internal parts are slightly diffrent. no matter what upgrades a andriod has they can not become "with child" as they have no genetic material and no ova. as for the boyfriend - this lab is in a classified area of 3c command and is off-limits to general population. so he wouldnt even be allowed into the building.
Rashala 1st Sep 2012, 5:49 PM edit delete reply

Still...Wouldn't he be calling her CO/boss Making a nuisance of himself demanding to know if she was okay or not I mean he IS human :)

I mean if it was me...and Ada Was my significant other in that universe I'd be making so much noise Centcomm probally would be getting quite annoyed with the poitn of eitehr A lettign me in to see her or B: Having someone tranq darting me and keepign me in a medical coma til it was all over
Marcus Ramesy 1st Sep 2012, 8:54 PM edit delete reply

who says that he even knows? after all the mission is classified, and what happened to ada and td is still classified, and the fact that they are on their way out back is classified....... hmm... tranq dart to induce medical coma.... Dr Silver... can I borrow you for a moment I need to retrofit a hypodermic needl with a small propulsion unit that can be fired from a cylindrical container at a target
Rashala 1st Sep 2012, 10:54 PM edit delete reply

Heck the cottong from a Qtip a sewing needle and a straw would work too ya know.

Seriously......You never passed the MacGuyver Course did you ;) still....I wonder about that guy... I mean since there is a real chance..ada may .......not be okay
Centcomm 2nd Sep 2012, 2:39 AM edit delete reply

Cent-Comm Actual: You already have access to such a device. its called a stunner. now please take care of this person. ( seriously , her boyfriend proably has no idea whats going on . other than the fact shes "working" and not answering her comm - not unusual for someone that goes into the wastes on rescue missions. also remember not that much time has actually passed.
Rashala 2nd Sep 2012, 5:33 PM edit delete reply

True Centty So true *Uses distraction to use Straw needle blow dart to knock out Marchande before he can stunn him*
Centcomm 2nd Sep 2012, 5:55 PM edit delete reply

Cent-Comm Actual: Oh I wasnt refering to "you" please , carry on.
armandoB 2nd Sep 2012, 5:30 AM edit delete reply

Centcomm 2nd Sep 2012, 5:41 AM edit delete reply

Thank you ! Always happy to see new faces :D
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