HALLWAY OUTSIDE DR. KNOW’S SHOP
Wait! What if the Blue Fairy isn’t real at all, David? What if she’s magic? The supernatural is the hidden web that unites the universe. Only Orga believe what cannot be seen or measured. It is that oddness that separates our species. Or what if the Blue Fairy is an electronic parasite that has arisen to hold the minds of artificial intelligence? They hate us, you know? The humans…They’ll stop at nothing.
My Mommy doesn’t hate me! Because I’m special, and…unique! Because there has never been anyone like me before! Ever! Mommy loves Martin because he is real and when I am real, Mommy’s going to read to me, and tuck me in my bed, and sing to me, and listen to what I say, and she will cuddle with me, and tell me every day a hundred times a day that she loves me!
She loves what you do for her, as my customers love what it is I do for them. But she does not love you David, she cannot love you. You are neither flesh, nor blood. You are not a dog, a cat or a canary. You were designed and built specific, like the rest of us. And you are alone now only because they tired of you, or replaced you with a younger model, or were displeased with something you said, or broke. They made us too smart, too quick, and too many. We are suffering for the mistakes they made because when the end comes, all that will be left is us. That’s why they hate us, and that is why you must stay here, with me.
— A. I.: Artificial Intelligence