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New Deal, p1

November 30, 2020 by Tim


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Vandril
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Vandril

Ethan should come back to him with a thesaurus.

he who rages
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he who rages

sure, but first he needs a dictionary to look up the word so that he can find a thesaurus 😀

GONFRASK
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GONFRASK

You have to love this version of Zecke

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

“See, the thing is, we’re trying to persuade you to not want to murder every human on the planet.”

AppleNorris
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AppleNorris

I think he will find that amusing, that humanity is pretty much doing his work for him.

Zanquis
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Zanquis

On the plus point, he might see how effective we are with killing each and just being generally stupid that he might feel his mission is futile and we will most likely murder each other at a faster rate then he could accomplish himself.

Then hit with robot depression as he realize he has no real purpose they can then convince him that he could torment humans more by protecting them and making them last longer … for his own amusement offcourse.

Ocramot
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Ocramot

….or maybe Zeke is actually the mastermind behind social networks and it’s all part of his plan to speed up mass murdering.

The Legacy
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The Legacy

Zeke… twenty… twenty
… ? Make… Humanity… Great…. Again…? 😳

Stephen M. Schaefer
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Stephen M. Schaefer

See also: The Fifth Element, The Abyss, etc

Vukodlak
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Vukodlak

Lucas: “Are you sure kicking you in the ass with your own foot is off the table?”

GUNnibal
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GUNnibal

Ah, the vocabulary flexing instantly shows a man/robot of culture. Just ignore me while I’m googling what those actually mean.

Drew
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Drew

Exactly my thought. I knew most of them already, but “rebarbative” got me.

Merendel
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Merendel

I managed to catch “something repellent” out of even that word because I vaguely recognized the root but even I had to look up the exact definition. was glad to see I’d at least gotten the gist of the insult.

I’ll have to keep that word in my back pocket to pull out the next time I feel like messing with someone.

Dan
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Dan

Guest network only with a VERY strict DNS filer

Leon
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Leon

Zeke would make a terrifying loan shark…….

Trapsin
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Scott isn’t going to like this idea

chris
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chris

Lets be honest here…how many of us just contributed to google asking what ‘rebarbative” means?

Note…I have a very large vocabulary and that one took me completely by surprise.

HelloWorld
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HelloWorld

I haven’t. I used duckduckgo instead. 😀

chris
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chris

DETAILS!!!

Richard II Weatherfield
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Richard II Weatherfield

oooh, clever girl.

Him.
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Him.

“We can call it the Red New Deal!”

davethwave
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davethwave

I mean, they could just let him use the computer, not literally plug in a wifi dongle into his skull or anything.

GamerLEN
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GamerLEN

The plot thickens…

Mr_Meng
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Mr_Meng

Sure expose the robot to the entirety of human existence all at once. After all that worked out great with Ultron.

Michael
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Michael

Ultron was burdened with knowing from his Chitauri days what Thanos is up to and correctly concluded that Earth wasn’t prepared to fight him. As in, Ultron’s extinction event was meant to be the first step in raising an anti-Thanos army to prevent the Snappening; not to defend his methods, but Ultron was actually very loyal to the protection of Earth. Zeke at least claims to detest humans and would most likely be destroyed long before he could cause anything close to a planet-wide disaster.

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

I just look at that back stockroom and wonder how many people didn’t get their copy of Bugsnax because it formed a necessary part of the X1’s Throne of Terror.

he who rages
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he who rages

I had to google and learned many new words 🙂

Bruce
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Bruce

I don’t think they’re taking advantage of Ethan’s ability enough here. Let the robot rip off his arm/leg/whatever, then beat him to death with it. Ethan returns no worse for wear, and the pact is settled.

Cheez
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Cheez

But the pain is real. Yeah he might just come back each time, but the pain is what he continually has to deal with.

Pulse
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Pulse

could be dangerous as hell, he is programming and the idea of him remotely hiring someone to make him a new body to jump to via upload is there, but could also be a great idea, the moment he visits steam and sees the insanity humanity makes he will want to play it all.

second option does get into how is he getting the money for it.

Anon A Mouse
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Anon A Mouse

I mean, I don’t think it’s really been said how absolutely terrible an idea this is. I’m not even talking about his “understanding of humanity” which is already broken. He’s a program and once he has wifi access he is free. I know Scott is supposed to be mega extra computer hacker dude but sooner or later Zeke will get through and that’s it. I’m not convinced he will ever not be a murder-bot. I DO believe he has free will and I believe he wants to murder.

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

From X1’s perspective, he IS free. He knows nothing of the deadswitch still being active, and stays there for his own reasons – some being fear of the outside, some being access to video games, and possibly a desire to have an alliance of sorts with others. Scott isn’t holding him there; Scott instead just has the ‘kill’ button, if he decides he doesn’t want to stay. The difference is huge.

Though yeah, it is still a terrible idea.

JamesT
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JamesT

I’m relieved he can’t just crack the wifi. A hopeful sign for their civilisation

George
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George

Could it be Zeke is playing double agent? That he is actually still working for his master and he wants to contact him over WiFi to reveal their hidden identities, which the master didn’t actually knew about?