Title text: I'd press on them to try to unstick them, but I can't reach. Can we try cycling day and night really fast?
This comic makes reference to the idea, as presented in the movie The Matrix, that reality is a computer simulation. In LCD screens, especially TFT LCD, a dead pixel is a pixel that does not work properly, usually set as black or as some other color. Megan realizes that the reality is a computer simulation when she sees dead pixels in the sky, indicating that what she sees is an LCD screen.
The title text refers to usual techniques for fixing a dead pixel are applying pressure and releasing it, which isn't possible for Megan due to the distance of the sky, and making that area of the screen change colors really quickly, which could happen if the day-and-night cycle was fast enough.
- [Megan is standing to one side.]
- We've all seen The Matrix
- We've all joked about "What resolution is life"
- But it doesn't blunt the shock
- Of waking up one morning
- [Megan looks up from field and sees several colored pixels in the sky.]
- And seeing dead pixels in the sky.