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Analog and D-Pad 05.09

December 20, 2017 by Tim


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ask christensen
ask christensen
3 years ago

a handfull in the city? I am clearly used to living in a tiny country 😛 how big is their city?

Morthos
Morthos
3 years ago

Probably Chicago, Los Angeles, or New York sized based on the appearances we’ve seen of the skyline and type of buildings.

Bob
Bob
3 years ago

Roughly the size of planet earth about 100 years from now.

X_X
X_X
3 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Er, the size of habitable area of Earth.
Also, I hope not.

manelico
manelico
3 years ago

Indeed. That really broke suspension of disbelief for me. I realize he couldn’t quite well say “there’s only one guy capable of that”, since that would twist the story into a Big Bad trope (there’s only one bad guy in town, and everyone knows who it is). But, at the level of sophistication we see in the background characters, it isn’t really very believable to say there’s a handful of guys capable of creating an intelligent android that can whoop two superheroes. “Oh, another one of those”. Perhaps it would’ve been best to just not touch the subject?

manelico
manelico
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Well, of course when you put it /that/ way… 😛 Nah, but I mean, we haven’t seen any indication so far that fancy advanced AI robots are a normal thing in Omnitropolis. Superheroes, yes. This isn’t meant as a jab or anything; I realize you couldn’t really address the issue in any other way without sinking into the all too common trope “Weird things afoot? It must be Dr Weirdo!” I guess my point is that I was already expecting superheroes and supervillains in this reality (i.e. we literally see them flying around and people don’t freak out like there’s… Read more »

Taylor Walden
Taylor Walden
3 years ago
Reply to  manelico

Really? You’re just NOW questioning how many people can build intelligent android when pre-reboot Ethan could do it? Although I guess the reboot is supposed to be more realistic.

Man of the West
Man of the West
3 years ago

That statement didn’t trip me up at all. Maybe its because I live near the Silicon Valley. In certain regions, there is a lot of cutting edge technology being made.

Dreamer
Dreamer
3 years ago

Well, after learning that some wizards can set up tentacle bombs, I think I can safely assume there are at least few people making robots in cellar…

sharpshot4321
sharpshot4321
3 years ago

A Metropolis can have a huge number of people, given that Tokyo has about 36 Million people. Even if this city is nowhere near that crowded, the sheer number of people would guarantee at least a handful of experts in any given field. Not even taking random “super intelligence” powered people into account.

LazerWulf
3 years ago

Considering the city is named “Omnitropolis”, I’m guessing pretty big. Like, New York City-big.

Man of the West
Man of the West
3 years ago

Does this errand involve a certain reporter?

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
3 years ago

You know, I was wondering when that would happen…
OI! TIM! Was Lilah’s job in 1.0 originally going to be a reporter? We never got specfics but it sounds like she could have pulled that off. Also fits in with not-rory dying in a robbery or something.

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
3 years ago

Scott was a graduate from MIT?

How did he become part of Ethan and Lucas’s 2.0 lives then…
Maybe no one wanted a Linux user?

foducool
foducool
3 years ago
Reply to  Hamstermer

he found out the M.I.T was just a front for the government to have access to fresh brains to develop new weapons, he didn’t want to have anything to do with that

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago

I have a feeling that the errand is something more personal.

I laughed hard. Good wrap-up to the action!

Skyblade
Skyblade
3 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

What if it’s related to the “tentacle bomb”, and the look Ethan had at the end of the last page?