Thursday July 20, 2000
Book 1: The Tub of Happiness
Meet The Mercenaries

Transcript

Kevyn:Simulations aren't as good as the real world, you know.
Ennesby:> I was created for simulations! > Life in simulation is wonderful! > I can do anything! > Be anyone!
Kevyn:Perhaps. But I am offering you an alternative. I have built you a body, where yo can have real experiences. It's waiting for you here on port seventy-one-hundred. A body with sensors.
Kevyn:If you live the rest of your life in simulation, you might as well be dead. You'll have had no effect on the people around you.
Ennesby:> You're starting to moralize a bit. > Are you sure you aren't doing an anti-drug spot.
Kevyn:Don't be ridiculous. Nobody* would pay to put a public service announcement in a comic strip.
Ennesby:> About this life thing: > If I screw it up I can revert to a saved game, right?
Footnote:* Brought to you by the partnership for a drug-free galaxy.