*** Dave H. said: "So is this more of a GaoGaiGar simple sync armor execution, or an Evangelion alignment of human and otherworldly intelligence, consciousness, intent? And, would you know the difference, Link?" "Heart Gauge? It's a safety device to keep me from breaking my spine. I built it. Nobody's merging minds or anything either. If we were, I wouldn't need the Gauge." "So if Otto has some human emotions (a love for motor sports) but not others (a desire for a girlfriend), how do we understand its emotional response so that feel assured that it won't simply cut our throats in the night?" "Well that's a question isn't it. Let me ask you in return. If you're straight, or white, or male, or whatever, how do you understand the emotions of someone who doesn't share your experience? How do we all come to trust each other, despite our fear of the unknown? It's not an easy question! Smarter and better people than me are working on it. But personally, I think we do it the way we do it now. Get to know each other." "Otto, if you ever did feel the desire to procreate, would you want me to be your girlfriend?" "How fast can you go, 0 to 60?" "Link, you say you are uncommitted to creating more AI at this time, but if the AI you have choose to reproduce, would you do anything to stop them?" "Without knowing why I ought to in that hypothetical, no. But I made a commitment to this city and its citizens to protect them. If someone was doing something that'd cause harm, whether it's a supervillain or one of my own close friends, I'd do whatever was necessary and possible." "Link, if this Heart Gauge indicates some sort of conflict, are you concerned that this might leave you vulnerable to matriculation manipulation by outside divisive forces? Have you revealed a fundamental weakness in your defenses?" "I don't know anyone who's part of a team who isn't vulnerable to the same thing. And I don't know anyone who's worked better alone than with allies. At least I have the advantage of having a meter that shows me someone's got a problem with me." "Who would you want to play you, Otto, and this Pneuma in a Link movie?" "Pick the most handsome actor you can think of and imagine he's under this helmet right now. For Pneuma, I'd like an actress who can really act, though. She'd be the emotional heart of that story. Otto is CGI, but I'd love it if he were voiced by Phil LaMarr. That guy is amazing." "You are a sinful, sinful man, Mr. Link! You have challenged the Almighty in your pride and arrogance, raising yourself to be --" [Interrupted by Con security guards] "I haven't been called Mr. Link before. Sounds weird." "Can I get a ride in Otto? He sounds so cool!" "If you see me parked out front later, knock on the window and I'll see what I can arrange." "Link, while some roboticists like the Great Machine or Seepeeyoo have served the interest of mankind and its institutions, others like the Greater Machine, WONK, and Rossum have challenged humanity and our societal rules. How do you see your role in realigning societal norms?" "You can challenge society without hurting people. I want to put new concepts on the table, like partnerships with intelligent, free-willed robots. Let people decide what they're going to do. But if the robots can think, can feel, I want them to have a voice too, and I'll stand up for them if I need to." "... against the Laws of Man and God! This abomination will ..." "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope some day you'll join us and the world will be as one." "Are you faster than KITT on Knightrider?" "With or without Super Pursuit Mode?" '... I think you are much smarter than Marcus St. Clair, and at least as smart as Byron Quill was. Do you think your radical ideas about AI will gain any traction against the establishment politicians and their corporate backers? And if they choose to crush you, who will you ask to come to your aid?" "I didn't know that treating people like people was a radical idea. I'd hope you don't have to be super-smart to see that. But if someone thought it was radical, and came after me for it, I expect I'd ask for help from any people who've experienced where that kind of thinking leads."