April 4, 2020
#2289: Scenario 4
[Megan and Cueball are standing in front of a large graph, with “Time” along the horizontal axis and “Bad Stuff” along the vertical axis. The curve on the graph shows a generally shallow upward slope.]
Megan: Our new models outline a few possible scenarios.
Cueball: #1 is the best scenario.
[The graph now shows a much steeper curve, before flattening out far in the future, similar to a logistic curve.]
Megan: Scenario 2 is not so great.
[The graph now climbs quite quickly, approximating an exponential curve.]
Cueball: Scenario 3 would be pretty bad.
[The graph starts curling up, like the exponential curve, but continues curving back, so that it no longer qualifies as a function, and may indicate time-travel to the past.]
Megan: Then there is scenario 4.
Megan: We think it’s a graphing error.
Cueball: If not, we definitely want to avoid it.