Friday, December 17, 2010

Crimson Dark: An example of Teleoperation

          Thanks to all my RocketFans that have purchased copies of the Barsoom-class Airship!  I really appreciate all the support.

           So to wrap up the last day of week, I thought I would highlight a webcomic that I have fallen in love with over the last week: Crimson Dark.  This SF comic is done in full 3-D with a style that evolves from simply awesome to Officially-Taken-A-Level-In-Badass. While it's not hard SF, it is internally consistent and is able to thwart mere physics under the authority of the Rule of Cool.

           One of the things I like about it is the use of Teleoperation by many of the characters in the strip.  In the Crimson Dark continuity, there is no AI; human brains, however are wired into machine mainframes in order to control the essential systems of large spacecraft and stations.  People with WiNi (wireless neural) connections can control tech from anywhere, just by thinking about it.

          Needless to say, this can lead to some truly epic scenes of totally pwning hapless baddies with their cyber-skills:

          This webcomic is definitely worth a look-see.  Check it out!

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