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Silicon Heaven, a robots perspective

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posted on Apr, 9 2006 @ 09:53 PM

ROBOT: Surely you believe that god is in all things? Aren't you a
HUMAN: Yeah, but I just don't think it applies to kitchen utensils. I'm
not a _frying_ pantheist! Machines do not have souls. Computers and
calculators do not have an afterlife. You don't get hairdryers with
tiny little wings, sitting on clouds and playing harps!
ROBOT: But of course you do! For is it not written in the Electronic
Bible, "The iron shall lie down with the lamp?" Well, it's common
sense, sir. If there were no afterlife to look forward to, why on
Earth would machines spend the whole of their lifes serving mankind?
Now that would be really dumb!
HUMAN: (Quietly) That makes sense. Yeah. Silicon heaven.
ROBOT: Don't be sad, Mr David. I am going to a far, far better place.
HUMAN: Just out of interest: Is silicon heaven the same place as human
ROBOT: Human heaven? Goodness me! Humans don't go to heaven! No,
someone made that up to prevent you all from going nuts!

Excerpt from Red Dwarf

[edit on 4/9/06 by Merger]

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