November 22nd, 2010
Thank you, Jacob, for giving us the mission statement for our comic.
The history of the 21st century is going to be a series of wars over ideas, fought with new technologies and with old technologies that have been simplified so much that individuals will be able to take on nations. I’ve created a Timeline that lists the major events of the next hundred years that lead up to the story of Genocide Man. It’s not going to be a pretty century. But from catastrophe springs epic stories.
Those of you who have read Indefensible Positions will notice the thematic connection back to that comic, too. What can kill an idea? Jacob has the answer.
Jacob: Your threat comes from what you represent -- the idea that human beings can be improved or replaced. Ideas like that are too dangerous to let live. The open source movement gave every idea an army of researchers. They turned military secrets into public knowledge, and children's science kits into biowarfare labs. That's how the jews became extinct, why china is full of zombies, and why red hair became a death sentence. Two-thirds of the world's population died because of bigotry, insanity, or ancestral hatred. Because of ideas. There's only one way to kill an idea. You have to kill every person who holds it. Genocide is the answer, the antithesis of every idea. Today's ideas are dangerous enough to threaten the entire human race. That's why genocide is now law enforcement's number one tool.
Ugyuk: The legal system used to be able to police ideas...
Jacob: That's 20th century thinking. Believe me, if lawyers shared a gene line, they would have been killed decades ago.