We’ve all heard Lord Avon’s famous quote that power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. That Gage has his hands on absolute power and hasn’t rewritten existence to suit himself is remarkable. After all, he could have cured himself of leukemia in little more than a moments time.
On the other hand, this all could be his fault ;).
The thing that scares Gage the most is this stuff getting out. Letting himself die from leukemia is a small price to pay to make sure that an ‘unexplainable’ cure doesn’t get investigated.
But…since he is now running on Cobalt…..he is no longer Dying of Leukemia.
Exactly. We’ve got a chapter end coming up here in a little bit. Immediately thereafter, we’re going to be picking up with Clarence and Ena again.
I’m so confused, but I can’t stop reading! Seriously, this is a really good webcomic. Now I just need to wade through the backlog that I haven’t read yet.
I’m glad you like it, and I hope you keep reading it.
The good professor still sems to be getting an attitude, though – he’s got the world by the balls and he knows it. That’s going to change anyone’s approach to problem-solving, no matter how ethical or honorable. for example, if he used memetics and info war as tools to change things? If those tools don’t work, he’s *always* got a back-up plan. iow, he’s confident. The only doubt would be in his own motives – ‘Am I doing the right things for the right reasons?’ ‘Have I surrounded myself with ‘yes men’?’ It’s an interesting dilemma from that perspective. It’s a much deeper philosophical and ethical situation than some might realize. For example, a socio-path would jump at the same opportunity, no matter the cost to anyone or anything else, while an ethical man would hesitate to take on such a responsibility…and cointinually question his own motivation for doing so, not in doubt of himself or his abilities, but as an ongoing gut-check.
An interesting little twist, James. Thought provoking.
I’ve been thinking a great deal about the good professor recently. And we’ll be spending a good deal of time with him (and about him) in the next section.
Why does Cobalt not remove the Tower Transmitter?
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