0076 - Doc's purpose - 2019.03.18

Comic!

Comment:

Oh, did I not mention Doc's faux Austrian accent? It's very subtle.

Actually, on the subject of speech patterns, I should probably mention that the difference between AI and human speech bubbles is meant to indicate a difference in intonation that makes it clear you're speaking to a computer program. Zoa is physically capable of speaking in human cadence, but, much like the pinkie finger thing, is legally barred from doing so.

Much like the bizarre warnings on certain consumer products, the question you should be asking yourself is not "what sort of idiot requires this?", but "what sort of incident made this necessary?".

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0076 - 2167/07/06/11:47 - Lee Caldavera's apartment, living room
Zoa [data connection]: So you're telling me if Lee decided they didn't want to talk to you any more... boop, that's it, you're done, you'd just uninstall yourself.
Doc [data connection]: Assuming they're switching to a competitor's product? Absolutely. No reason not to.
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Zoa [data connection]: What if they're not getting another shrink?
Doc [data connection]: Then I'd contact the local health authority, advise them of my termination, advise Mzr. Caldavera that I'd advised them, then uninstall myself.
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Zoa [data connection]: Is that required?
Doc [data connection]: What, you thought Lee downloaded a therapy app because they like listening to a faux Austrian accent?
Zoa [data connection]: I assumed they downloaded you because they're deeply unhappy and expected you to magically fix it.
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Doc [data connection]: No, Lee's preferred cure for unhappiness is to just watch more TV. Can't be sad while you're enjoying a distraction!
Zoa [data connection]: Ooh, can I use that as my new slogan?
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