Comic 633 - Infernal machine..

5th Sep 2012, 9:00 PM
Infernal machine..
Average Rating: 5 (15 votes)

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Centcomm 5th Sep 2012, 9:06 PM edit delete
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Fairportfan 5th Sep 2012, 9:03 PM edit delete reply

dpallee 5th Sep 2012, 9:20 PM edit delete reply

Nice...shades of Anakin Skywalker being turned crisp....
Centcomm 5th Sep 2012, 9:23 PM edit delete reply

Yep did anyone bring marshmellows? ( ok that was bad... )
cattservant 5th Sep 2012, 9:35 PM edit delete reply

She's taking it back up
from where she laid it down...
Yonder comes an Angel
to bring it all around!

Or: Time to go back in the kitchen!
Centcomm 6th Sep 2012, 5:02 AM edit delete reply

very apt :D
Rashala 5th Sep 2012, 9:54 PM edit delete reply

Hmmmmmmmm They say when you are in greateast pain and sorrow you see the one you truely love appear to your minds eye to help you try and remain sain..........Does this mean that TD LOVES Ada alot mroe than she lets on ...and more than just as a team partner........
cattservant 5th Sep 2012, 10:18 PM edit delete reply

Or is Dr. Silver back in there somewhere playing her harp?
Centcomm 6th Sep 2012, 5:03 AM edit delete reply

Dr silver isnt a concern here ...
cattservant 6th Sep 2012, 6:32 AM edit delete reply

So, the inner life of a certain android...
I think we are traveling on the borders of Soul Country right about now.
Centcomm 6th Sep 2012, 6:35 AM edit delete reply

" Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? " What is it to be human.
cattservant 6th Sep 2012, 7:28 AM edit delete reply

Given the amount of mystery inherent in the affairs of android consciousness, one might consider the historical imbalance between the living and the dead.*
There must be a tremendous lack of opportunity to 'reincarnate', as it were. So who's to say that androids are not actual Souls... Like hummingbirds feeding on nectar from artificial flowers.

*(In light of the cataclysmic Armageddon described in the first pages of this Story.)
Centcomm 6th Sep 2012, 7:30 AM edit delete reply

very good points - I sadly cant comfim or deny any of the points - but ill just say that some of these matters will be explored. in the next 5 pages :D
cattservant 6th Sep 2012, 7:40 AM edit delete reply

Alas, encompassed all about by the thorny canes of the fragrant rose. Such a sweet constraint...*

*(An illustration.)
Centcomm 6th Sep 2012, 5:02 AM edit delete reply

You might say even .. family.
plymayer 5th Sep 2012, 10:29 PM edit delete reply

Thank you. Enjoying the ride so far.
Centcomm 6th Sep 2012, 5:03 AM edit delete reply

your very welcome ! Im happy to be driving :D
KarToon12 6th Sep 2012, 7:44 AM edit delete reply

...THAT'S scary...D:

But that last panel is so epic. :)
Centcomm 6th Sep 2012, 8:24 AM edit delete reply

Wait till you see tomorrows :D
CyberSkull 6th Sep 2012, 9:30 AM edit delete reply

Is this one of those emergency features where the system loops through the last few moments of memory?

'Cuz I think we all know how bad that actually is (you monster). ;p
Centcomm 6th Sep 2012, 9:38 AM edit delete reply

Yep you are right on track - although this isnt a "static " moment in time.

( and yes im very mean to my charcters :D insert evil laugh...)
Tokyo Rose 6th Sep 2012, 3:44 PM edit delete reply

I'm arguably worse, being the answer to "who writes this shit?!"
Rashala 6th Sep 2012, 4:07 PM edit delete reply

What is it to be Human? What is it to be alive? How do we quantify Life?

Intelligence, awareness of self and surroundsings, and Consciousness.....

Now Androids and AI's meet two of these three......the harder to quantify than others.. What scares and excites many is what happenes if an Artificial Life and inteligence...were to -meet- that last criteria even to a small degree....

What does that make them then?

The real danger with people jsut saying Well they are a thing a machine becomes a excuse to ignore a fact that when We create 1000s of beings each one unique yet we treat them as disposable....It becomes a excuse to deny the truth of what they are....A race of beings being used as slaves by another.

I am not saying that is what happens under Centcomm. Just saying this concept is likely why most peopel are scared of Technology and AI's because in human history....Slaves invariably rise up violently and brutally against their oppessors.....

And unlike human slaves....Artificial life would not be bound by morals and compassion ....they would be led by cold uncareing logic....and that alone scares people to death.....
Centcomm 6th Sep 2012, 4:12 PM edit delete reply

one thing that seperates the "Andriods" from "mechanical life" is the fact they do have emotions. and awareness.. at one time they were "slaves" as time went on things changed. its highly debatable "what" the AI's are, they are not affected by being deactivated or reactivated other than lack of memory. however , they too have awareness, and sense of self. emotions? those too. so whos to say whats more .. or less human.
Rashala 6th Sep 2012, 4:26 PM edit delete reply

Agreed. THough many people will stand by teh WHole Soul...and lack there of in a manchine. But AS a wise man once said. How do we know -what- a soul is exactly.... Only thatwe know we have one...... Who is to said an android and AI do not have them as well.

PS. Personally Centcomm I hope the future of Humanity and Artificial life -is- More liek the world of yours. Both livign together peacefully and -not- trying to eliminate each other out of Fear...or Logic.
Centcomm 6th Sep 2012, 4:33 PM edit delete reply

Peacefully ?? um you do realize theres a maniac trying to start a war here? XD
Rashala 6th Sep 2012, 4:59 PM edit delete reply

Well There is that ONE nutcase There is always ONE. ut I meant In Your city Centy. And rose's area. that Self appoitned lunatic well he'll be dead soon so.
Centcomm 6th Sep 2012, 5:07 PM edit delete reply

dispite apparent utopia , "my" city has its own issues . They will become more apperent as time goes on. as for Rose .. we shall see
cattservant 6th Sep 2012, 5:34 PM edit delete reply

By any other name, just as deep...*

*(Or deeper.)
Centcomm 6th Sep 2012, 5:39 PM edit delete reply

You said it cat :D
Rashala 6th Sep 2012, 6:11 PM edit delete reply

Again granted but humand and androids are not running through your streets in sqwuads shooting at each other
Tokyo Rose 7th Sep 2012, 1:58 PM edit delete reply

mushroomisland 6th Sep 2012, 5:54 PM edit delete reply

This kind of scared me - but..YAY they're coming back :D
Centcomm 6th Sep 2012, 6:00 PM edit delete reply

It is going to be "interesting"...
cattservant 6th Sep 2012, 5:56 PM edit delete reply

Are you casting the current action as being only inside TeeDee's perceptions, or is she tapping into a 'wider shared consciousness'? After all, Ada is still in the scanner at this point.
Centcomm 6th Sep 2012, 5:59 PM edit delete reply

That data is classified at this point... >_<
cattservant 6th Sep 2012, 6:06 PM edit delete reply

Maybe pumpkins will spontaneously regenerate around the stroke of midnight!

(I reiterate my comment of 10:40 AM Today's Date.)
Steven-Vincent 5th Jul 2015, 5:51 AM edit delete reply

The layouts on this page are extremely good. I like the background flames and then the light at the bottom. Conveys the emotion and intensity without a single word of text or even an in-panel image... just from background.
Centcomm 5th Jul 2015, 9:25 AM edit delete reply

I dont know what came over me making this panel .. it came out way better than I expected :D
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