History Characters / FreeFall

19th Apr '17 8:02:50 AM Materioptikon
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* RulesLawyer: Tries to save at least some of Kornada's ill-gotten gains from the potentially bankrupting fine he faces by investing as much as he can in upgrades to Kornada's house, which per bankruptcy law cannot be impounded. However, the deal fell through and Kornada's money is still liquid.
12th Apr '17 7:04:11 PM allwarden47
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** He also gives what might be some of the most sound ethical arguments in the series. In [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2600/fc02514.htm this]] scene, the supposed criminal provides arguably the strongest argument for AI being safe.

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** He also gives what might be some of the most sound ethical arguments in the series. In [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2600/fc02514.htm this]] scene, the supposed criminal provides arguably the strongest argument for AI being safe. After the debate he argues to Max that a chaotic outcome was better, as chaos had room for new things to grow. Pretty potent argument for someone who supposedly has values that humans would call character flaws.
12th Apr '17 6:53:40 PM allwarden47
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** He also gives what might be some of the most sound ethical arguments in the series. In [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2600/fc02514.htm this]] scene, the supposed criminal provides arguably the strongest argument for AI being safe.
11th Apr '17 6:38:45 PM Donquill
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** Repeatedly. He's currently the Vice President in charge of ''paper clips.'' This bites everyone in the rear end, when he (as a Vice President) is allowed to fill in for someone actually important and competent. [[spoiler: He immediately proceeds to think of a way to use his new position to rob a half billion people while simultaneously committing genocide via lobotomy on them.]] The trope is invoked when the Chief asks Mr. Raibert if this is what will happen to Kornada, ''again''. Raibert [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2700/fc02683.htm denies this is the case]], as the mess is far too big and public for the company to ignore. "[[{{Unishment}} It's golden parachute time for him.]]"

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** Repeatedly. He's currently the Vice President in charge of ''paper clips.'' In a '''''paperless office'''''. This bites everyone in the rear end, when he (as a Vice President) is allowed to fill in for someone actually important and competent. [[spoiler: He immediately proceeds to think of a way to use his new position to rob a half billion people while simultaneously committing genocide via lobotomy on them.]] The trope is invoked when the Chief asks Mr. Raibert if this is what will happen to Kornada, ''again''. Raibert [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2700/fc02683.htm denies this is the case]], as the mess is far too big and public for the company to ignore. "[[{{Unishment}} It's golden parachute time for him.]]"
7th Apr '17 1:04:11 PM Kalaong
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* OffOnATechnicality: Looks like he's on his way there, as Blunt came up with a ''[[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3000/fc02922.htm whopper]]'' of a technicality; he's ''too stupid'' to be responsible for his actions - and Clippy was ''too smart'' to have been left under the control of [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3000/fc02948.htm "a man whose assigned duties were to ensure an adequate supply of paperclips in a paperless office."]] Ecosystems Unlimited shouldn't have given him the position in the first place; In hindsight, it's as if someone told him, "I'm SteppingOutForAQuickCupOfCoffee. Whatever you do, '''don't'' use this powerful machine and position I left behind to make yourself rich at the cost of everyone else in the star system." [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3000/fc02949.htm Conveniently,]] this also works towards Blunt's goal of robot genocide; when one self-serving idiot human can give one civic-minded genius robot a command ''[[RestrainingBolt which he must follow to the best of his ability]]'' that nearly destroys a planet, perhaps robots are too dangerous to keep around.

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* OffOnATechnicality: Looks like he's on his way there, as Blunt came up with a ''[[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3000/fc02922.htm whopper]]'' of a technicality; he's ''too stupid'' to be responsible for his actions - and Clippy was ''too smart'' to have been left under the control of [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3000/fc02948.htm "a man whose assigned duties were to ensure an adequate supply of paperclips in a paperless office."]] Ecosystems Unlimited shouldn't have given him the position in the first place; In hindsight, it's as if someone told him, "I'm SteppingOutForAQuickCupOfCoffee. Whatever you do, '''don't'' '''don't''' use this powerful machine and position I left behind to make yourself rich at the cost of everyone else in the star system." [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3000/fc02949.htm Conveniently,]] this also works towards Blunt's goal of robot genocide; when one self-serving idiot human can give one civic-minded genius robot a command ''[[RestrainingBolt which he must follow to the best of his ability]]'' that nearly destroys a planet, perhaps robots are too dangerous to keep around.
7th Apr '17 1:03:07 PM Kalaong
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* OffOnATechnicality: Looks like he's on his way there, as Blunt came up with a ''[[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3000/fc02922.htm whopper]]'' of a technicality; he's ''too stupid'' to be responsible for his actions - and Clippy was ''too smart'' to have been left under his control. It's as if he accidentally nudged a car in neutral down an incline and into a crowded park; it's not his fault, the driver should have applied the parking brake AKA Ecosystems Unlimited shouldn't have given him the position in the first place. [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3000/fc02949.htm Conveniently,]] this also works towards Blunt's goal of robot genocide; when one idiot can give one genius robot a command that nearly destroys a planet, perhaps robots are too dangerous to keep around.

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* OffOnATechnicality: Looks like he's on his way there, as Blunt came up with a ''[[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3000/fc02922.htm whopper]]'' of a technicality; he's ''too stupid'' to be responsible for his actions - and Clippy was ''too smart'' to have been left under his control. It's as if he accidentally nudged a car in neutral down an incline and into a crowded park; it's not his fault, the driver should have applied the parking brake AKA control of [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3000/fc02948.htm "a man whose assigned duties were to ensure an adequate supply of paperclips in a paperless office."]] Ecosystems Unlimited shouldn't have given him the position in the first place. place; In hindsight, it's as if someone told him, "I'm SteppingOutForAQuickCupOfCoffee. Whatever you do, '''don't'' use this powerful machine and position I left behind to make yourself rich at the cost of everyone else in the star system." [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3000/fc02949.htm Conveniently,]] this also works towards Blunt's goal of robot genocide; when one self-serving idiot human can give one civic-minded genius robot a command ''[[RestrainingBolt which he must follow to the best of his ability]]'' that nearly destroys a planet, perhaps robots are too dangerous to keep around.


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*** More likely this will result in a massive update to the robots' {{Restraining Bolt}}s, at least so that commands with effects this far-reaching ''won't'' be obeyed without question, and perhaps even an equally massive ''decrease'' in the power of said bolts. A perfect example of the imbalance of power inherent to consciousness without free will.
4th Apr '17 8:01:06 AM Kalaong
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* OffOnATechnicality: Looks like he's on his way there, as Blunt came up with a ''[[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3000/fc02922.htm whopper]]'' of a technicality; he's ''too stupid'' to be responsible for his actions - and Clippy was ''too smart'' to have been left under his control. It's as if he accidentally nudged a car in neutral down an incline and into a crowded park; it's not his fault, the driver should have applied the parking brake AKA Ecosystems Unlimited shouldn't have given him the position in the first place. Conveniently, this also works towards Blunt's goal of robot genocide; when one idiot can give one genius robot a command that nearly destroys a planet, perhaps robots are too dangerous to keep around.

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* OffOnATechnicality: Looks like he's on his way there, as Blunt came up with a ''[[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3000/fc02922.htm whopper]]'' of a technicality; he's ''too stupid'' to be responsible for his actions - and Clippy was ''too smart'' to have been left under his control. It's as if he accidentally nudged a car in neutral down an incline and into a crowded park; it's not his fault, the driver should have applied the parking brake AKA Ecosystems Unlimited shouldn't have given him the position in the first place. Conveniently, [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3000/fc02949.htm Conveniently,]] this also works towards Blunt's goal of robot genocide; when one idiot can give one genius robot a command that nearly destroys a planet, perhaps robots are too dangerous to keep around.
2nd Apr '17 8:59:56 PM Discar
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* HeroInsurance: [[spoiler:After the events of Gardener in the Dark settle down, Ecosystems Unlimited decides to drop all charges for her illegal actions. Partly this is because she saved millions of robots and the entire colony and tried to do everything the legal way first, but mostly it's because Sam was legally responsible for her actions at the time. No one wants to try and put him through the justice system]].
1st Apr '17 10:21:52 PM sylviaviridian
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** PunnyName: Not just "Eleanor" - his mobility rig's AI is "L Linear Rig B", or "[[Music/TheBeatles Eleanor Rigby]]".
1st Apr '17 9:47:02 AM Discar
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* MadScientist: Of the well-meaning variety.
-->'''Dvorak:''' {{Information wants to be|Free}} ''[[InformationWantsToBeFree free!]]''

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* MadScientist: Of the well-meaning variety.
-->'''Dvorak:'''
variety. He tends to just ''do'' things and is happily surprised with the results, no matter how horrible.
** He made waffle irons with basic motor controls and programming to recharge when they went low. They went carnivorous, and now shipments of wild waffle irons are a constant danger to parked ships.
** He made an anti-machine bullet to take out the waffle irons, only to discover that it was perfect for using against other robots. Worse, the dust can easily be cleaned up with a vacuum, making it a simple and effective robot poison.
** He takes one look at the Gardener in the Dark code and realizes that a scaled-down, temporary version can make robots drunk.
** He found a weakness in the software protection on some robot parts, allowing them to be infected by viruses and from there infect the rest of the robot's body.
** The worst part of all this is his insistence on sharing everything he discovers on commnet.
--->'''Dvorak:'''
{{Information wants to be|Free}} ''[[InformationWantsToBeFree free!]]''
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