SECRET BONUS CHEAT:
This comic is a parody of science fiction's themes of "SCIENCE HAS GONE TOO FAR." It is anti-anti science/progress. It is mocking the mentality that results in so many stories damning the advantages of progress and overplaying the risks.
Great comic. Fortunately, the-saddest-borg's comment was an opinion, and one with shaky underpinnings at that.