Comic 155 - 5.5.31

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Chippewa Ghost 24th Dec 2017, 9:01 PM edit delete
Chippewa Ghost
Something of a summary page in a deeply buried subplot that's been weaving its way through the LIRverse for a few years now.

Or not.

...

The regular update schedule resumes a week from now. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and see you in 2018!

Comments:

BUMBLEBEE 24th Dec 2017, 9:45 PM edit delete reply
BUMBLEBEE
This is a really cool way to do it, too.

Merry Christmas! Feels so good to say that, thank God Trump saved Christmas for us.



Sorry about that.
Chippewa Ghost 27th Dec 2017, 12:51 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Happy Holidays... looking forward to 2018 and its aftermath.
NeilKapit 25th Dec 2017, 1:53 AM edit delete reply
NeilKapit
this page, and this comic, captured 2017 perfectly. here's hoping it moves back into fiction in 2018. happy holidays.
Chippewa Ghost 27th Dec 2017, 12:52 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Coming to a college campus near you in Summer 2018.
Microraptor 25th Dec 2017, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
Microraptor
Whoa, digital acid trip!

I recognize some bits and pieces from elsewhere in the LIRverse - but the Sailor Moon reference leaves me baffled...

Also, merry Christmas!
Chippewa Ghost 27th Dec 2017, 12:52 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
When in doubt, copy-paste from the comments section...
Microraptor 27th Dec 2017, 1:42 PM edit delete reply
Microraptor
Wow, so your comic gets quite meta! Or reader-interactive! Something in that direction...
Chippewa Ghost 27th Dec 2017, 1:46 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Yes, there's an unfortunate amount of interplay between the created world and the world of its creators:

Prof, if you're out there, I can't restrain Tona anymore, you must defend your city.
Seabiscuit 27th Dec 2017, 12:14 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Gosh, all this coding looks super cool

Hope y'all had some nice holiday fun!
Chippewa Ghost 27th Dec 2017, 12:53 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Merry Christmas, and I'll soon be back in the subzero Midwest!
Cooke 28th Dec 2017, 10:09 PM edit delete reply
Cooke
See the Turing test got a mention there. Weird to think we've already reached that point. Run_CEL for real might not be more than a decade off.
Chippewa Ghost 29th Dec 2017, 12:12 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
If you live thoroughly in the modern information age there's pretty solid evidence that current systems can pretty accurately predict your future actions and desires--when you need that next tank of gas, which restaurant you'll take your significant other to this weekend, your sexual preferences, your political bent, your likelihood of violent actions against strangers or the national interest.

It's only when people live concealed lives devoid of much of modern convenience (credit cards, navigation guidance, electronic funds transfer, and of course social fucking media) that the data aggregators' vision is clouded.
Cooke 29th Dec 2017, 7:26 AM edit delete reply
Cooke
Yes, this is true, though that is based on aggregates and assumed patterned behaviour. And that didn't just start on the internet either. Club cards anyone?

But the fact that people have talked to an AI with the full assumption it was human. Now that's something else. We're just missing full autonomy and self awareness now. Yeesh!
AmeliaP 14th Jan 2018, 6:02 PM edit delete reply
AmeliaP
Happy new year!!!
Wow, I missed many pages in (nightmarish and busy-busy) Holiday "break".

Wait, I thought this A.I. was dead!
Chippewa Ghost 14th Jan 2018, 7:28 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Happy 2018 as well!

Nope! Runcel’s not dead, merely increasingly unhinged.