Starslip by Kris Straub

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  1. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, about 3 years ago

    That doesn’t make any sense to me. Why would a highly intelligent being (or beings) be altruistic?

  2. ship wright

    ship wright said, about 3 years ago

    Because the more intelligent you are, the less you realize you “need”.

  3. Dragoncat

    Dragoncat GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Why do you think Japan went to space?

  4. Dave Ostroske

    Dave Ostroske said, about 3 years ago


    Notice it’s the human who says they “became altruists” and “knew their place.” The robots probably don’t see their lives in those terms.

    So then, from an egoistic perspective, it’s in the smarter robots’ long-term best interests to get along with humanity. No great benefit can come from prolonged violent struggle. At least not if you wish for you and your kind to flourish.

    That’s my take, anyway.

  5. Dave Ostroske

    Dave Ostroske said, about 3 years ago

    It’s implied that self-preservation just kind of happened when the robots became self-aware. It wasn’t explicitly programmed, but the robots figured it out anyway. Sorry to scare you, but better not mess around with a frightened robot!

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