1. Think of them not as robots, but what we have evolved into: so these people have gone all in on technology and progress, to the point they’ve become cyborgs living in an artificial man-made world, and it is after all this time of full commitment to full on progress, now this one decides to “go back to the land” — you could have decided earlier, before this full commitment, but no.

  2. There are lumpers and splitters. I’m a lumper and maybe lark also. My first impression: “an image of the universal disconnect within society”. And this comic, folks, is a “universal geezer multi-view of the world”. I refer one to The Axemaker’s Gift ” by James Burke and Robert Ornstein.

  3. @Targuman. Now as a splitter. The metal ore, especially rare earth metals, are mined in the earth. And I might add a subtle dose of irony is present regarding wealth, energy and knowledge reflected in current global issues; i.e. microchips.

  4. I think larK has it @2, and I’m fairly sure that we have never seen this “Six Chicks” comic before. It’s dated 2022, and gives no indication that it has been reworked for a re-run appearance. Besides, I scrolled back in the CIDU archive to 2021. Perhaps Carl Fink @1 is remembering a similar comic on the same subject?

  5. I suspect that the sitting robot being plugged into the wall with multiple cables – power, ethernet, phlogiston, etc. has something to do with it. It has become so connected to the modern world, literally, that it can’t go back to the land.

  6. What is that over on the right? It kind of looks like a window, but what is outside of it? Also kind of looks like a stock chart and things aren’t going well.

    I’m still now sure about the “now”. Usually it’s said after a big change some sort, like just bought a big house where they are, and someone suddenly wants to change cities.

  7. Brian, I was also puzzled by that part of the right wall. It might be a window onto a mountainous landscape ; but no, couldn’t be that if the one at the center is a window onto an urban scene with windows lined up on walls. So then, as you suggest, some sort of business graph? But why? Or a picture of a spiky landscape??

  8. Nah, I didn’t even notice the typo until this latest comment sent me back to look! 🙄🤷🏻‍♀️

    But yes, the double-underlined “Now” remains incomplately explained.

  9. The “father” (?) robot has feet, which would be relatively useful for walking outdoors; the “younger” robot has had his feet replaced by wheels, which are pretty much useful only for moving around indoors on even surfaces. Not sure if we are to assume the design for the younger robot was that way from the start (so in a sense it had “evolved” that way) or if it had a recent parts “upgrade” which, if it goes back to the land, will have turned out to be a mistake.\

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