Century-old comic accurately depicts the nightmare of cellphones


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/31/century-old-comic-accurately-d.html


#2

I hope I, one day, will have the foresight to be preachy about something that doesn’t even exist yet.


#3

I didn’t read a letter of it! But that Hilter fellow with that svelte mustachio! Well then. harrumph I say! harrumph

(ting ting ting!)


#4

1919, that would a Chaplin fellow…


#5

How does one get a ‘ting ting ting’ ringtone? Preferably by Terry Gross.


#6

Something something Nanobot Suppositories something something…


#7

Nanobutt Pharmaceuticals, because your derrière deserves the best!


#8

And then, the Nanobutt Bots became self-aware…


#9

…and refused to do their job anymore.


#10

Can’t you just imagine how annoying the Noosphere is? When you’re corpulating an AI partial: ding, message from the Noosphere. When you’re rearticulating your neural architecture: ding, message from the Noosphere. And what’s the first thing that happens every time you re-instantiate your polymorphic recorded anima? Ding! mind-virus from the Noosphere automatically draining your energy credits for something you don’t even need. Life was a lot simpler before the psychemerge.


#11

Well, yeah, except the panel where the guy answers an unknown number…And the fact that in most of the panels, our protagonist is the only one whose phone is ringing…


#12

If only he’d had the foresight to patent a mute switch…


#13

He did better than a lot of science fiction writers in that regard.


#14

sidebar: I was under the impression that I had a large vocabulary, but that usage of “exercise” was a first in my 43 years.
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#16

The Daily Mirror was owned by Lord Rothermere 100 years ago, and we all know his views on that Hitler fellow.


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The Daily Mirror’s editorial policy now is to side with the Labour party, unlike Lord Rothermere’s other newspaper, The Daily Mail.


#17

That’s eerie…


#18

He brilliantly forecast the problems of a pocket phone. Still, he missed caller display showing who’s calling and their social credit index. Oh wait, you don’t have that last one yet, never mind.


#19

and went on strike…


#20

Surely for a few extra pence the operator can have a copy of the social register on hand.