Comic about the Singularity

post by dclayh · 2010-01-14T18:20:00.947Z · LW · GW · Legacy · 12 comments

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.

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comment by Vladimir_Nesov · 2010-01-14T19:15:07.189Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

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

comment by CronoDAS · 2010-01-14T22:20:31.880Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

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

comment by Morendil · 2010-01-14T19:57:58.960Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

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

comment by dclayh · 2010-01-14T19:23:08.568Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

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

comment by Kaj_Sotala · 2010-01-14T20:32:31.694Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

No formal rule as far as I know.

comment by arbimote · 2010-01-15T08:48:59.268Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

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 by wedrifid · 2010-01-15T07:29:18.605Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

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

comment by Furcas · 2010-01-14T23:06:47.521Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

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 by cousin_it · 2010-01-14T23:13:28.756Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

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 by dclayh · 2010-01-15T20:49:51.844Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

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

comment by [deleted] · 2010-11-13T22:02:39.027Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

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

comment by Document · 2011-05-06T08:00:33.703Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

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.