I've been meaning to post this entry ... It's a conversation between my robot / semi-android friend and me.
His name is "Wall-P."
Here is a picture of Wall-P when he was young and just a wee Toshiba vacuum cleaner that fit in a closet corner.
But Wall-P is all grown up now and below is a picture of him. As you can see, he looks like the robot "WALL-E" from the 2008 movie of same name, hence his name. They may be related but I'm not sure.
"Oh, Wall-P, how are you doing?"
"Asset flow positive."
"I'm happy for you, Wall-P. But I'm having trouble with my finances, my career, my life."
"Recalculating spreadsheets. Suggested solution: get high paying job."
"I'll try, Wall-P. Things are difficult now, though, and I'm not sure how to proceed. I have failed."
"Recalculating spreadsheets. All failure flows from self choices. You chose to fail."
"Oh, OK, Wall-P. Say, Wall-P, have YOU ever made a mistake? A wrong choice??"
"Does not compute."
"Is there a God, Wall-P, other than maybe Robert Rubin?"
"Recalculating spreadsheets. There are no gods."
"One last question, Wall-P: Do androids dream of electric sheep?"
"Recalculating spreadsheets. Question is nonsensical. Must take this client call. Goodbye."
"Goodbye, Wall-P. Thank you for talking to me."