In Response To: Best laid schemes of mice and AIs... (Eindrachen)
: "Oh, and your poet Eliot had it all wrong: THIS is the way the world
: I believe this means that Cortana has seen the activation of the Halos, and
: the destruction of all sentient life in the galaxy. Or could humanity have
: somehow survived? The Prophet of Regret went to Earth for some reason
: nobody knew of; he may have been searching for instructions on how to
: avoid destruction when the Halos were activated. Regardless, Cortana has
: seen the end of things, and one can only wonder why in this letter, unlike
: all the others, she is so poetic. (This uncharacteristic message,
: incidentally, is what most strongly leads me to think the messages were
: received in reverse. It is not her style at all, and seems almost...
: nostalgic in quality.)
Shishka rubs off on even the best of us, but what if Cortana isn't transmitting back to us . . . but lingering on?