The Loop (TV)
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"I bet bioandroids wish they didn't have to be that human."—Gene Starwind, Outlaw Star
"You're a robot? I should have known. No human is that humane."—Ripley, Alien: Resurrection
"Hook me up to the monitor. I'll download you some nice, cheerful porn."—Pintsize, Questionable Content strip #1.
"WHY? WHY WAS I PROGRAMMED TO FEEL PAIN?"—A robot on fire, The Simpsons
"Besides, she's too stoic to be a robot."
But they're perfect creatures. And in that way, they couldn't be less human. There are things machines will never do. They cannot possess faith, they cannot commune with God, they cannot appreciate beauty, they cannot create art. If they ever learn these things, they won't have to destroy us....they'll be us.
Dr. Crusher: "Just help her realize she's not alone. And... be there to nurture her when she needs love and attention."Dr. Crusher: "Now, why do I find that so hard to believe?"
Data: "I can give her attention, Doctor. But I am incapable of giving her love."
—Star Trek: The Next Generation, episode "The Offspring"
"My robot brain needs beer."—Aaron Stack, Nextwave
"The geth blur the line between organic and synthetic life. It makes sense that they would seek understanding from a higher power."—Tali'Zorah, Mass Effect
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