"No homo" cries the team at the dig site. The head archaeologist sinks to his knees, sobbing. He has dedicated his entire career to the pursuit of homo habilis, an important part of the hominid evolutionary line. All his work led up to this archaeological dig site. But now, his whole life has been for nothing. There is no homo….there is only Australopithecus.
I read this to a group of archaeologists and they completely lost their shit
The image might make people chuckle, but the reason Maine is freaking out is because he has no way to give voice to the pain he’s feeling. Sigma is his means of communication, his voice, and with the A.I. in so much pain, there’s no way for Maine to “say” anything except with his hands. That is the sight of a frightened, anguished man with no way of asking for help or for it to stop.