Now I’m going to write some stuff about Dirk and the auto-responder, because to me their relationship is actually one of the most interesting things in the comic.
So as I mentioned before it’s heavily implied the entire Synch/Unite sequence was orchestrated more by the AR than by Dirk himself:
GT: You never answered my question!
GT: Did you plan for this to happen… like for me to be in this situation?
GT: How long have your machinations been in play! TT: Jake, come on.
TT: The feat you describe would exceed the capabilities of even the most far fetched theoretical AI system.
TT: It would be a daunting challenge to engineer such a series of events, even if I was relegated to a model of pure fiction.
TT: Why would I be inclined to orchestrate such a convoluted sequence to produce such a specific and unsettling result, let alone be able to pull it off?
TT: In addition to being moderately sociopathic, I would also have to possess unfathomable heuristic depth.
TT: I would have to be the Deep Blue of Weird Plot Shit.
TT: Do you think I am the Deep Blue of Weird Plot Shit, Jake?