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Comic about the Singularity

2 Post author: dclayh 14 January 2010 06:20PM

Today's Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.  (Which incidentally is a very funny webcomic I read regularly.)  Mouseover the red button for a bonus panel.

Clearly the author hasn't read the proper Eliezer essay(s) on post-Singularity life.

Comments (12)

Comment author: Furcas 14 January 2010 11:06:47PM *  5 points [-]

SMBC rocks.

Here's another recommendation. Many LW readers probably already know about Dresden Codak, a sometimes funny, sometimes serious comic that touches on many Less Wrongian topics, including the Singularity (especially the Hob sequence).

Comment author: cousin_it 14 January 2010 11:13:28PM *  2 points [-]

I tried reading Dresden Codak sometime ago and failed. It's really well-painted, but the storylines are hard to follow. In comics there seems to be a fine line between being too cryptic (Dresden Codak) and too word-heavy (anything by Enki Bilal); for how to do it properly, see A Lesson Is Learned which is/was likely the most awesome webcomic ever.

Comment author: dclayh 15 January 2010 08:49:51PM 1 point [-]

Dresden is great, but it updates so infrequently I wouldn't say I "follow" it.

Comment author: Vladimir_Nesov 14 January 2010 07:15:07PM 9 points [-]

This should be a link on Open Thread, not a top-level post.

Comment author: CronoDAS 14 January 2010 10:20:31PM 5 points [-]

I disagree. New posts on an Open Thread disappear really quickly, and there's a good chance I would have missed this one.

Comment author: dclayh 14 January 2010 07:23:08PM 3 points [-]

I did consider that. Is there a formal rule about what links deserve separate posts, or just a judgment call about notability?

Comment author: Kaj_Sotala 14 January 2010 08:32:31PM 2 points [-]

No formal rule as far as I know.

Comment author: arbimote 15 January 2010 08:48:59AM 0 points [-]

If there is, I'd like to know too, for when(/if) I try my hand at a top-level post. Hopefully the rating and moderation system is good enough such that no formal rule is needed.

Comment author: Morendil 14 January 2010 07:57:58PM *  6 points [-]

I found it a welcome change of pace from the rather heavy posts of the past few days.

Comment author: wedrifid 15 January 2010 07:29:18AM 2 points [-]

I wasn't unduly distracted and the comic is actually quite (half unintentionally) insightful.

Comment author: [deleted] 13 November 2010 10:02:39PM *  1 point [-]

Pictures for Sad Children had a comic about the singularity. It made me facepalm pretty damn hard, though.

Comment author: Document 06 May 2011 08:00:33AM *  0 points [-]

It's been quoted at TV Tropes (sixth quote) for a while; I finally gave in and added a dissenting quote just now, despite it being from an obsolete page.