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Posted Feb 2, '09 at 12:54am

kingryan

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Oh, so you are getting in on this cross-dressing business, Kingryan!


Ahahaha no.
 

Posted Feb 2, '09 at 2:55am

Strop

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That's it. Gantic, I hereby expose thee as a flagrant deconstructivist!

p.s. Kingryan, you got pwnt.

 

Posted Feb 2, '09 at 6:10pm

Gantic

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That's it. Gantic, I hereby expose thee as a flagrant deconstructivist!


Oh no. I've been exposed. I am a flagrant obscurantist, I swear! I know nothing!

In 2321
The year is 2321. The human population capped at 20 million in around the turn of the 22nd century, 5 million of that on the Moon. We never met the Vulcans in the mid-21st century. There is no United Federation of Planets or one world government. However, the Central Bureaucracy in New New York was formed 2158. Earth resembles more like it did in WALL-E than it did in Star Trek, but it is still very much inhabitable... within the cities and bunkers.

In the year 2207, war broke out between two factions over the future of the human race. It started against the eugenicists and transhumanists who claimed that the human genome had been retarded for the last two centuries. Many more sides showed up in later years, but no one knows who is fighting whom anymore, only that there are seven sides to the war:

The Geneticists: By manipulating genes, the geneticists strove to remove all disease but began to take their dreams beyond that, giving humans the power of unaided flight and creating fearsome chimeras.
The Bionics: The bionics split from the geneticists sometime around 2251 in disagreement over whether man should be integrated with versatile machinery.
The Roboticists: The roboticists split from the bionics when they believe that it was inevitable that robots and artificial intelligences would inherit the human legacy if humanity were to live forever.
The Archaeologists: By some odd twist, perhaps due to some tear in the fabric of the universe from an physics experiment run amok, archaeologists discovered the use of magic. This power consumed them because no one ever respected archaeologists.
The Psychologists: No one knows if the psychologists were an offshoot of the geneticists or a startup but they attained psychic powers that removed many limitations, allowing them to control minds and even levitate.
The "Civilians": The civilians consisted of non-scientists and physicists and engineers who protect the remaining cities with impressive defensives and massive offensives.
The Mathematicians: The mathematicians hid themselves away from the world to solve the still unsolved mathematical problems. Only a handful are still alive.

Choose your side >>
>>START GAME<<
 

Posted Feb 3, '09 at 1:08am

Strop

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Alright, could I have a show of hands of who knows anything about transhumanists and futurists?

*raises hand*

If I understood correctly, some of the major debates within those movements are represented in the conflict between the first three factions.

Also, are you suggesting we play?

 

Posted Feb 3, '09 at 4:44am

Armorkage

Armorkage

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of course he does.

question, if I am a Psychologist, can I eliberate the pressure my brain puts on my muscles and use them at max force? can i regenerate? can i stay in two bodies at the same time?

i wonder who is dump enough to become matematician

 

Posted Feb 3, '09 at 4:08pm

Gantic

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Not entirely. Aren't we playing it already or starting? Originally I was going to write a story entitled the Transhumanist War. That's still a possibility but at one point I found the idea to be like an absurd SciFi MMO, so I wrote this in place of it for the time being.

i wonder who is dump enough to become matematician

It's an oxymoron. Mathematicians are some of the smartest people in the world, but only those who really like math become mathematicians. I'm sure anyone interested in science/math jokes would know that mathematicians are often the butt of "Correct answer, but completely useless" jokes. That is, there are no applications until a scientist comes along.

So no, I'm not suggesting we play. I don't actually have the time to brainstorm scenarios, but if I did, it'd be a possibility.
 

Posted Feb 4, '09 at 3:27am

Strop

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To show you how to paint the post completely the other way:

Purity

Bahahahaha~

 

Posted Feb 4, '09 at 3:34am

kingryan

kingryan

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I choose to be a DUN DUN DUN...

Nanotechnologist

The Nanotechnologists are a small group of Bionics who split off when the bionics were deciding whether or not to build a giant robot. They are currently trying to develop supreme war machines that are about the size of a grain of rice. The thought is there...just not the technology. These machines would end all wars and put the Nanotechnologists as rulers of the whole world!

Anyone want to join?

 

Posted Feb 4, '09 at 7:50pm

Gantic

Gantic

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To show you how to paint the post completely the other way:

Purity

Bahahahaha~


Read the alt text...

The Nanotechnologists are a small group of Bionics who split off when the bionics were deciding whether or not to build a giant robot. They are currently trying to develop supreme war machines that are about the size of a grain of rice. The thought is there...just not the technology. These machines would end all wars and put the Nanotechnologists as rulers of the whole world!


That is a possible future for me, making Strop's future career easier. > And be on one of the teams that build the first nanobots and convince them to call them nano-strops. Get it? Ha ha?

My lack of inclusion is for two reasons: Media is moronic. (Forget about "stem cell",) "Nano" is still the buzzword in science. You see all that nano-powered superheroes and villains floating around? It used to be called (gamma) radiation (re the Hulk, Radioactive Man, and others).

Nanotechs are engineers. Nanorobotics fits under Robotics. When I say robotics and artificial intelligence, I'm not exactly saying Asimov's positronic brains. Nanotech can be used for various applications including medicine delivery systems. But I find the use of nanobots to endow someone with superhuman strength absurd. The technology is coming though, but I'm not entirely sure how strong anti-(nano)robotic sentiment is (pointed towards anti-nuclear sentiment and genetic manipulation).

Complete

I don't!
I don't?
I don't.
I do.
I can't.
I will.
Good bye.
 

Posted Feb 4, '09 at 10:00pm

Strop

Strop

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**** you, xkcd, trust you to have the last word!

Dare I say it...no I don't, because that would probably be shooting myself in the foot. MOVING RIGHT ALONG!

making Strop's future career easier


Could also be "more difficult" or "obselete", haha, depending on the directions they take.
 
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