"Between birth and death lies desire,
Desire for life, for love,
for everything good.
And this is the source
of all suffering."
Outcast Consensus 17,
- 0:20 -- Yum.
- 0:30 -- Female uniforms? Sexism. Although breasts, so sometimes not so much.
0:40 -- Well, sortof.
In the olden days, women were bad luck.. because women were bad luck. Partly because of the rarity of competence on men-things, but partly because men have reduced cognitive capacity around women. Yes, men are dumb around women, doing things like preferring them. Because patriarchy.
Ships were considered female, and a female name wasn't surprising. With that in mind, a female AI wouldn't be surprising either.
I suppose the crazy would say it's because of a dominance-subservience patriarchy misogynistic identifying as alpha problematic problemic-problemy-problem. But there's this thing about men wanting to feel safe when doing something dangerous, like being on a boat. Which, by the way, is dangerous. It's about having a protective mother.
- 1:15 -- Becca is jealous. Because Becca is ugly.
1:30 -- Andromeda (mythology), Phoenice (Roman province)
- There's no way in hell an AI would be allowed to extrapolate their own appearance.
- 2:50 -- It's the Borg.
- 3:00 -- Why wouldn't the internal security already be prepared?
- 6:50 -- These machines are not a "someone".
- 7:40 -- Yep, Trance likes it.
- 8:40 -- Why wouldn't they assume the thing could hear them?
- 8:50 -- .. firewall. Sigh. Perhaps try an Air gap (networking). Why would she be "reasonably certain she can handle it.", if this is a superior intelligence and she's been poked around in by amateurs?
- 9:10 -- I wonder if "HG" is a reference to H. G. Wells.
9:50 -- Directions and codes won't take time. What's being transferred? An entire AI?
- Oh, I bet an uncharted slipstream route to the middle of nowhere is being transferred, which would be quite complex and therefore large and therefore would take time.
11:40 -- Confined to command? Seriously?
- Where is everyone else, that Becca is alone with it?
- 14:50 -- I know that actor.
- 15:55 -- Why would it be programmed to think like this? I'm confused. Did this epiphany happen because of the consensus' complete lack of understanding sentience?
- 20:00 -- Sex-- oh, a Wake (ceremony). That's not .. that.
- 21:40 -- Wouldn't all those gift-parts represent pieces which aren't being returned to the consensus?
- 28:20 -- How long have they been in this firefight for Dillan to carry Romi over, and patiently have her worked on?
- 31:00 -- Oh, they've been running all this time, just not in slipstream. So it's extended their battering.
- 31:50 -- "Investing in Loss"
- 32:30 -- So here's the thing. If AIs can't navigate slipstream, then how in the fuck did those contact units get sent? Do they have some sort of superior communications technology such that parts which were already there would consensus into contact units?
- 33:45 -- Ms. Pac-Man, White blood cell
- 34:50 -- Trance claims to admit that she can see flashes but can't control it.
- 35:40 -- So I think I was right. That debris field must be one of many floating in deep space.
- 38:30 -- Would the debris-consensus have missiles around?
- Consensus enters civil war.
- 41:00 -- Did he at least repair Andromeda?
41:40 -- So.. his parts are still hanging around waiting to re-sabotage?
The quote from the beginning, by "Outcast Consensus 17", means there were more.
Will the show ever hear from the Consensus or Outcast Consensus again? If not, aside from the little scene with Trance, this is largely a throwaway episode.