I like how the fucker stands up all slow and epic like its gonna do some super fuggen awesome metal gear solid shit then…
then this shit.
Results of the MX-Apocalypse, Round 2! Woo!
I can’t remember who all contributed cause there were a lot more this time! But a bunch, once again, from the awesome sosioban who is practically a machine herself in her ability to churn out MX art xD Kudos! Also cheesecake12, hobovampire, and flippingthevan (I only had time to do a few this time xD)
If you don’t get the Cheez-it thing - Joe Smith, the voice of the MX’s, is also the Cheez-it Scientist in their commercials.
yeah jorian is real cute but we all know what the main ship in this show is
Anytime you ever wanna chat Almost Human or just hang out with fellow Fanbots and Humaniacs, here we are. C:
The first time John sees the DRN, he falls a little bit in love.
How could he not? Dorian is all sleek lines and barely contained power and John can’t wait to get his hands on him.
“Well aren’t you a beauty…” he murmurs, running a hand fondly down the leather upholstery.
“Thank you Detective Kennex. I appreciate the compliment.”
John screams. Loudly. And bashes his head against the roof. Hard.
“What the hell are you?”
The smooth voice speaks again and John looks around the interior, trying to locate the speakers, but can’t find any. It seems to be coming from all around him, as if from the car itself.
“My name is Dorian. I am a DRN motor vehicle unit and I am to be your partner for the duration of your assignment.”
“Wait so…you’re a robot?” There’s a hissing noise and the leather under John’s ass moves just the tiniest amount. It takes a few seconds for John to realize it’s Dorian’s version of a sigh.
“You didn’t read the manual, did you?”
John didn’t. It’s a car, how hard could it be?
The end is nigh! The Con is almost over but there’s still stuff happening!
You don’t have to stick to the three models either! Wanna draw female-lookin’ MX’s? Happy MX’s? MX’s doing silly stuff? DO IT ALL!!! Our goal is to fill up as much canvas space as possible. If one fills up, I’ll screenshot and we’ll clear it to do MORE! (and I hope we can get a few in this round 1!)
Sorry I am not able to link to the board directly, but it’s not too hard to find. You do have to be registered to draw but not to watch (and chat with us, prompt us what you wanna see in the MX-Apocalypse!)
HERE (https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/hoaevent/AP36tYcqlyVE_JmDNOJo7ztTiiajVO5Vv-SXf5hNeEuKr8EbZN1ygQ) is the link to join the hangout itself, rather than just watching! You need to go here for the text chat as well. Webcam and Mics can be turned on or off by yourself. I had it as turned off by default, but it wasn’t letting me turn them on manually, which is no good. So anyway, here we go! Starting pretty much now.
We’re gonna be talking about AI, robots, cyborgs and the nature of humanity. And whatever else Almost Human comes up! Join the discussion.
Surprise! Darren decided he’d come play with us. RSVP if you can make it to the chat today! It’s at 2PM EST (2 1/2 hrs from now).
Almost Human FanCon Tech Panel: Chroming
In Almost Human, “Chromes” are people who were genetically engineered (either in the womb or before, it is not explicitly stated) to be the “perfect” human, optimized for beauty, without what would subjectively be considered flaws. They are smarter, healthier, and have greater longevity than their unmodified counterparts. They cannot become addicted to substances and seem to be able to tolerate higher levels of drugs and perhaps toxins than regular humans. As we see in the episode “Perception,” not only are they smarter but their brains seem to have the potential to perceive things outside of what is accessible through the five senses.
This ideal could very well be considered the ultimate goal of modern genetic engineering, but just how long will it be until this fantasy becomes a reality? The first step, of course, is the ability to read and decipher an individual’s genetic code, which is something we are capable of now, and over time it has become increasingly fast and cheap. Though this is a great first step, there are further problems. The genetic code is very complex and comprised of over 3 billion letters with over 20 thousand known genes. Doing a complete overhaul would take a lot of time and effort and would likely be very expensive, which would explain why only those in wealthy families in Almost Human were chromes.
The next step necessary would be the ability to do wide scale changes to a genome without also causing potential damage to the genes. Once again this is actually possible with current technology and techniques. New techniques and processes developed within the last few years have increased the accuracy and ease of genetic alterations, allowing for detrimental portions of genes to be removed and to possibly improve other genes. There have even been successful attempts to create entire chromosomes from scratch within the last couple of years. In the next few years there may even be the first attempts at the complete elimination of certain genetic diseases through the alteration of their entire genome. Chromes, though still science fiction, could easily become a reality within our lifetimes.