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Comic 165 - Rocko Thetan

17th Nov 2014, 7:43 PM in Games Non-People Play
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Rocko Thetan
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17th Nov 2014, 7:43 PM
Atsuuikakura
Atsuuikakura
Well look who it is, and we even found out his name!

Speaking of which who has heard of this?

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/bitwise/2014/07/roko_s_basilisk_the_most_terrifying_thought_experiment_of_all_time.html

Of course that is Roko's Basilisk, not Rocko's Basilisk, at least in our version of reality. In the PG universe the thought experiment/urban legend is indeed called Rocko's Basilisk, our world may have Rocko's modern life but they have Rocko's Basilisk. Does the Rocko in Rocko's Basilisk have any relation to Rocko Thetan? Maybe, Maybe not.

Comments:

17th Nov 2014, 7:56 PM
ProfEtheric
ProfEtheric
This is getting even better and better!

I had never heard of the thought experiment, but I am 100% certain that it is made out of pure madness!

And yes, it's terrifying...
17th Nov 2014, 8:12 PM
Atsuuikakura
Atsuuikakura
Glad you like it, Rocko's Basilisk may or may not be an important part of future storylines.
17th Nov 2014, 8:38 PM
Skweeee
Skweeee
Ah Rocko's Basilisk. The thought experiment that exploits our paranoid ability to scare the living bejeebers out of ourselves. Which in the end when you think about it, is its major flaw. Very cool reference. I love that kind of stuff!! I think it's actually good to stretch your brain that way.
17th Nov 2014, 10:27 PM
Atsuuikakura
Atsuuikakura
Yeah, I think so too.
17th Nov 2014, 9:02 PM
Shosher
Shosher
Melonshrooms! :D
This Basilisk seems like an interesting concept.
17th Nov 2014, 10:27 PM
Atsuuikakura
Atsuuikakura
Those probably taste interesting
18th Nov 2014, 5:21 AM
Tre
Rocko's Basilisk...sounds alot like an excuse for being a horrible human being and punishing yourself for it. Nothing new, eh? ;)

I look forward to what you got in mind for the future of this comic, Atsuuikakura.
18th Nov 2014, 5:04 PM
Lunaroki
Lunaroki
Alert! There has been a wild Alot sighting! Citizens are advised to remain calm and stay indoors. Alots are migratory creatures. They show up, eat all your cheese dip and move on, leaving behind a foul-smelling miasma. If you see an alot do not feed it as that encourages them to stick around hoping for further handouts. This has been a public service announcement from the Grammar Nazi Network.
18th Nov 2014, 8:25 PM
Atsuuikakura
Atsuuikakura
Oh you were talking about Tre's comment, I looked this page over like five times and I was thinking "I don't see any alots here? What is he talking about?"

But yes one school of thought is that Roko's or Rocko's Basilisk as the case may be is just a retooled version of Pascals wager.
19th Nov 2014, 3:05 AM
JackTheGreatOfPojo
Roko's basilisk already exists, it's The Game, self propitiating mind worms aren't that hard to make, and you don't really need a supercomputer to simulate weather or not someone will pick one boxes or two, you can, but chances are you won't, especially since going with a less precise approximation could easily be more accurate.
19th Nov 2014, 5:31 AM
Atsuuikakura
Atsuuikakura
I'm inclined to agree with this.
12th May 2016, 5:01 AM
Zimriel
Ahh, the sewer hobo. Distant relative of the Toilet Hobo, who may be found in Colorado yoga festivals
12th May 2016, 3:22 PM
Atsuuikakura
Atsuuikakura
If they both farm those, I wouldnt eat anything the toilet hobo grows