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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:09 am
by CygnusX1
Are people able to stay active both in real world and CVS?
It is something that may seem hard for us, but I can imagine that if a young human brain is introduced to CVS it may learn to work concurrently in both real world and simulation.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:25 am
by Aegis J Hyena
Not going to lie, Whisper going "Yay!" without her usual augs on is kinda unsettling...

But I think it's still too early in the chapter for things to be so cut and dry. Since Creed's face is on the chapter title we have yet to see how he will interfere, and I would not be surprised if the Mazikeen tries a Wisdom install in the guise of explaining the situation and making her "see the light."

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:50 pm
by CygnusX1
I fear all this is some kind of a distraction.
Congratulating the enemy before the end feels like flattery intended to put him off-guard.

I hope Whisper is clever enough not to fall for that!

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:15 am
by LeonT
Aegis J Hyena wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:25 am
Not going to lie, Whisper going "Yay!" without her usual augs on is kinda unsettling...

But I think it's still too early in the chapter for things to be so cut and dry. Since Creed's face is on the chapter title we have yet to see how he will interfere, and I would not be surprised if the Mazikeen tries a Wisdom install in the guise of explaining the situation and making her "see the light."
I would be so upset if we lost Whisper to the Mazikeen, but I do totally expect them to try just that (and fail)

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:08 pm
by Sarone
"Mr Creed is very loyal."

Mr. Creed also has controller class augs and is placed in an extremely sensitive and critical location with no guards around.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:15 pm
by Aegeus
Curious that the Mazikeen is still trying to keep the plan going when it's admitted to Whisper that it can't stop her. Is it lying to Whisper? Rolling the dice on a low-percent chance of success? Trying to get in whatever last shots it can? Do the various copies of the Mazikeen simply not know what the others are up to?

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:38 am
by LeonT
Decompression by an evil AI? That's a nice 2001: A Space Odyssey reference :-)

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:36 pm
by Aegeus
Wisdom, I don't think "My presence represents such a terrifying security threat that nations would prefer to burn down their economies rather than allow me to persist" is making the point you think you're making.

The damage has already been done - Wisdom already owns those Controllers. The only thing they can do now is mitigation - removing compromised Controllers and making sure no future compromises happen, probably by requiring Bob-level security paranoia for anyone else who wants to plug their brain into a computer.

Actually, I'm surprised such standards don't already exist - Wisdom is hardly the first brain-hacker we've seen, and we know how much damage a compromised Controller can do.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:15 am
by Aegis J Hyena
I half expect Whisper to go "Humanity made its bed, now it can lie in it!" and push Wisdom out of her mind... except we can never be truly sure it's gone forever. Like it or not, Whisper might be compromised.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:45 am
by CygnusX1
"This present little war will look like child siblings wrestling in the backyard compared to what you're about to instigate"
Oh, Wisdom. That is your fault, not Whisper's.
If you have nothing better to say, then just shut up and be gone!

I suspect, if Wisdom truly cannot hack into Whisper, she may try to convince Whisper to some kind of Alliance. Like: take control over a planet or two... ;)