Agnes by Tony Cochran

Agnes

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 2 years ago

    How much for a totebag?

  2. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Surely we could find 40,000 people willing to put in ten bucks for a guaranteed end to death??


    Do I hear 20?


    Do I hear….
    um… an actual plan for curing everything?
    Oh.

  3. rshive

    rshive said, about 2 years ago

    Do we need cash? Or will Agnes take IOUs? ‘Cause you know there’s no guarantee that Agnes can fit the motorcycle in a little box to mail to me.

  4. neatslob

    neatslob said, about 2 years ago

    Once death is a thing of the past, the world is finished. If it’s cheap, everyone will have it and world population will become unsustainable. If it’s expensive, only the rich will have it and there will be global riots like we’ve never seen.

  5. jadoo823

    jadoo823 said, about 2 years ago

    @neatslob

    …unless, of course, you want to have children, in which case, you’ll have to sign a contract agreeing to die by a certain date (though that idea might be unnecessary if we have achieved space colonization)…

  6. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 2 years ago

    @neatslob

    “Once death is a thing of the past, the world is finished. If it’s cheap, everyone will have it and world population will become unsustainable. If it’s expensive, only the rich will have it “
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    Now just think a minute here. If you have a cure for everything, that will mean a cure for starvation and homelessness. Therefore, the world population would be sustainable, by definition. If you don’t die, you won’t starve to death because that would be dying.
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    And to the second point, assume it is extremely expensive and will take a thousand years to pay off the debt. Would it be worth it? Of course it would be, a thousand years is but a drop in the bucket when compared to eternity.
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    And this brings up another problem which would have to be solved in Agnes’ cure for everything: The earth will be swallowed up in the expanding sun in five billion years or so. She needs to cure that too.
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    Now if you assume she only cures diseases, you’re still left with accidental deaths and murders. If you assume she even cures that, you can assume every couple on earth has one child and those children couple and only have one child and you would only double the population after six billion generations. That’s not too many.
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    GO FOR IT AGNES

  7. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 2 years ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    “$400,000 for a motorcycle?
    Must be made of solid platinum!!”
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    No, that’s equivalent to the coffee mug NPR gives you for donating over a thousand dollars. Most of the money is supposed to go into the cure for everything.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    @neatslob

    Not if we forbid reproduction and start sending space ships on long voyages.

  9. Hunter7

    Hunter7 said, about 2 years ago

    If Agnes will accept an IOU for $400,000….. do I also get the alarm clock and t-shirt?
    .
    cure for everything…..my tangent got way, way too long. Suffice to say… If you cure everything, then somewhere amongst the starving children of today (who will no longer be starving tomorrow) is a child or two able to figure out that faster than light travel is possible. And a whole whack of other things.

  10. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 2 years ago

    @Hunter7

    Or transdimensional transports, don’t forget those.

  11. Hunter7

    Hunter7 said, about 2 years ago

    @DavidHuieGreen

    so right!

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