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Kinda makes you wonder why people don't just elect to convert well before they are old. It does seem like there is a wide suspicion among biological humans that it "will note really be them" It seems weird tho, they should experience literally hundreds of relationships of humans that become robots. Someone born in this day and age likely has thousands of direct living (and cybernetic) relatives. They all can meet their great-great-great-great-great-great grandmothers, probably as flesh and blood humans. At some point Great^6 Grandmama goes android and shes still her and doesn't report any loss.

The novel "The Last Christian" deals specifically with this issue.  https://www.amazon.com/Last-Christian-Novel-David-Gregory/dp/1400074975

SPOILER:















A major character discovers that while becoming (involuntarily) a cyborg has fully preserved memories and personality - the process has failed to capture a "spiritual" component, and he has lost conscious contact with that dimension. 
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https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1907

Was Monty a flesh-and-blood being?

This isn't the first time he's made a statement that implied that he was.

Kinda makes you wonder why people don't just elect to convert well before they are old. It does seem like there is a wide suspicion among biological humans that it "will note really be them" It seems weird tho, they should experience literally hundreds of relationships of humans that become robots. Someone born in this day and age likely has thousands of direct living (and cybernetic) relatives. They all can meet their great-great-great-great-great-great grandmothers, probably as flesh and blood humans. At some point Great^6 Grandmama goes android and shes still her and doesn't report any loss.
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https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1907

Was Monty a flesh-and-blood being?

This isn't the first time he's made a statement that implied that he was.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: I'm getting a headache.
« Last post by MirrorField on February 04, 2019, 12:22:53 am »
Dimensional travel huh? I wonder what Hugh or Alyss would say about that.

well that WAS what they were originally working on. Interesting that two major stories Scott has worked on have essentially reversed plots.

In Quantum Vibe, they're looking for dimension travel and get Teleportation instead.
In The Probability Broach, they're looking for teleportation and get dimension travel instead.

My wild-assed guess: Dollhouse is about ""Pocket dimension" aka. "dimensional transcendence". The Modified gateway is used to access the pocket dimension, the titular "dollhouse" (you really, really do not want your codenames to have any relation with the project itself. Nazis learned this little bit of OpSec the hard way.) There is also probably the advantage that it's immune to Oresme Shield as the pocket dimension itself is in "same location" as the gateway.

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Quantum Vibe / Re: Whelp there it is
« Last post by Apollo-Soyuz on February 03, 2019, 07:28:43 pm »
The jury is still out.

page=1861

and was once a meatbag (page=1301)

My fan theory is that Monty is a tin-man/AI chimera, much like the other Alyss is now (page=1377)
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Whelp there it is
« Last post by Lexxus on February 03, 2019, 11:54:32 am »
You forgot Porcupine, page=1863

Monty (Python/Panda/Panther)...
and was once a meatbag (page=1301)
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Whelp there it is
« Last post by MirrorField on February 03, 2019, 05:15:32 am »
Heres the new monstrous crime of the age. Steal someones backup - load it into an android. Brainwash that android, like the Cush did to Murphy and Seamus. At the same time, off the human. The android takes over for the human who had an "accident" and inherits all the humans stuff. If I had any talent at writing I'd do a fan fiction.  :P

Which is why one would expect the creation and utilization of a specialized backup companies to securely hold people's backups for regular updates (after authentication) and handling resurrections under contractually agreed-upon plans (eg. verification of death or x years since last contact or whatever with escrowed funds to pay for new android body, etc).

Your backup is a possession as valuable as your life.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Whelp there it is
« Last post by lurkergao on February 02, 2019, 11:54:44 am »
This cant be the first time somebody has gotten their backup usb stolen. In the hundreds of years since they started brain uploading they must have some protections on the things. Or a way to scrub certain data from them. Such as diana's illegal hacking exploits or her bank info. Maybe diana is still a noob tho and didnt practice proper infosec. Encryption would make sense but you want somebody to revive you, somebody needs to have that key. Probably an assurance agency. Also makes me wonder if s&h started brain peeking to solve crimes and it turned into a slippery slope.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Whelp there it is
« Last post by 0z79 on February 02, 2019, 03:25:34 am »
You forgot Porcupine, page=1863

Monty (Python/Panda/Panther)...

....I SUPPOSE correcting isn't sassing. :p
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Quantum Vibe / Re: I'm getting a headache.
« Last post by Redwood Elf on February 01, 2019, 10:10:01 pm »
Dimensional travel huh? I wonder what Hugh or Alyss would say about that.

well that WAS what they were originally working on. Interesting that two major stories Scott has worked on have essentially reversed plots.

In Quantum Vibe, they're looking for dimension travel and get Teleportation instead.
In The Probability Broach, they're looking for teleportation and get dimension travel instead.
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