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Episode 1169: Serving it Up


We are living in an age where there is near universal instant communication available between almost anyone, anywhere (at least in the developed world). In the future, it's only going to get easier to communicate, and for people (or entities) to control systems remotely. Any science fiction game set in a future extrapolated from our current technology might want to deal with this. Why actually travel to Hong Kong to infiltrate a corporate headquarters if you can do it from the comfort of your own home with remote-controlled robots or drones?

This bites both ways, of course. You can raid the villain's jungle lair, fight your way through masses of traps and guards, only to discover he's running the operation from a secure bunker in Iceland.


Chewbacca: I thought we were clear, but now those PIE fighters are in hot pursuit.
Lando: How's the hyperdrive cooking?
Chewbacca: Another 50 minutes on high to charge the capacitors.
Lando: Why did we take this ship?!
Leia: It's okay, dad won't shoot at me.
[SFX]: Pow!
Chewbacca: That was no warning shot.
Lando: We can't dodge all those flying PIEs!
[SFX]: Pow! Pow!
Chewbacca: They're trying to roast us.
Nute Gunray: {over radio, from PIE fighter} Meet my PIEs. The fleshest addition to the Trade Federation freet.
[SFX]: Pow! Pow!
Lando: Those fighters don't have enough processing power to run any kind of AI.
Nute Gunray: {over radio, from Cloud City} I'm in the Cloud.

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Published: Thursday, 12 March, 2015; 03:11:11 PDT.
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