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20th Apr '17 12:39:35 PM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Valko:''' She's not a person! She's just a cyborg.\\
'''Cruger:''' And ''you're'' [[PreAssKickingOneLiner just a criminal!]]
20th Apr '17 12:28:09 PM nighttrainfm
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* There's at least one or two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' all about Cyborg realizing he's "more than just a robot". In one of these episode, the robotic villain Atlas inverts the Trope; after trashing Cyborg and kidnapping the other Titans, he mocks him by saying "I am all robot, and you are only human." Later, however, when Cyborg comes back and defeats him in a rematch, Atlas yields, saying he's the better robot. Cyborg's response?

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* There's at least one or two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' all about Cyborg realizing he's "more than just a robot". In one of these episode, the robotic villain Atlas inverts the Trope; trope; after trashing Cyborg and kidnapping the other Titans, he mocks him by saying "I am all robot, and you are only human." Later, however, when Cyborg comes back and defeats him in a rematch, Atlas yields, saying he's the better robot. Cyborg's response?



* Averted in the ''{{Transformers}}'' metaseries. While some ill-informed fleshlings are so foolish as to refer to Cybertronian life as being "just machines", it is an established fact, proven several times over that Transformers have souls (they call them Sparks, and they have a special container in their chest to hold it), an extant God (Primus, whose sleeping body ''is'' the Transformer homeworld of Cybertron), and an afterlife (the Well of All Sparks, where All are One. It is proven, but nonetheless mysterious). Interestingly none of the above is established for the aforementioned fleshlings - meaning that, given the evidence, it is entirely possible that the machines are more "human" than the humans, by the definitions humans use.

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* Averted in the ''{{Transformers}}'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' metaseries. While some ill-informed fleshlings are so foolish as to refer to Cybertronian life as being "just machines", it is an established fact, proven several times over that Transformers have souls (they call them Sparks, and they have a special container in their chest to hold it), an extant God (Primus, whose sleeping body ''is'' the Transformer homeworld of Cybertron), and an afterlife (the Well of All Sparks, where All are One. It is proven, but nonetheless mysterious). Interestingly none of the above is established for the aforementioned fleshlings - meaning that, given the evidence, it is entirely possible that the machines are more "human" than the humans, by the definitions humans use.
23rd Mar '17 5:22:19 AM Mooncalf
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* Largely averted with the Glitch from ''{{Videogame/Starbound}}''. The other races treat them as any other being, albeit occasionally being confused by how they work. (The Avians don't understand technology that doesn't run on Avolite crystals, and the Hylotl are debating whether a machine can have a soul.) It helps that they were made by now-absent precursors and not humans (and thus not beholden to anyone) and allowed to evolve as any other organism. It also helps that they're best friends with the Florans, who will gladly eviscerate anyone who picks on their friends. (Not that the Florans need an excuse to do that.)
20th Mar '17 12:23:26 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Meanwhile, human-made "dumb" [=AIs=] are non-sentient programs made for relatively basic tasks, such the on-the-move mission briefing provided [[VideoGame/HaloReach Auntie Dot]], with most barely having any personality whatsoever. While humans occasionally form some attachment to their assigned "dumb" AI, such [=AIs=] are treated even worse than "smart" [=AIs=], since they're mass-produced ''literal tools''. That said, one exception to this is the strong relationship between "Vergil" (a subroutine of the New Mombasa Superintendent AI) and Sadie Endesha.

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** Meanwhile, human-made "dumb" [=AIs=] are non-sentient programs made for relatively basic tasks, such the on-the-move mission briefing provided by [[VideoGame/HaloReach Auntie Dot]], with most barely having any personality whatsoever. While humans occasionally form some attachment to their assigned "dumb" AI, such [=AIs=] are treated even worse than "smart" [=AIs=], since they're mass-produced ''literal tools''. That said, one exception to this is the strong relationship between "Vergil" (a subroutine of the New Mombasa Superintendent AI) and Sadie Endesha.
20th Mar '17 12:22:46 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Meanwhile, human-made "dumb" [=AIs=] are basic programs made for basic tasks, such as with on-the-move mission briefing with [[VideoGame/HaloReach "Auntie Dot"]], although most are barely given personalities. While occasionally teams form some attachment to their given AI, the "dumb" AI are treated even worse than "smart" [=AI=], since they're mass-produced ''literal tools''.

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** Meanwhile, human-made "dumb" [=AIs=] are basic non-sentient programs made for relatively basic tasks, such as with the on-the-move mission briefing with provided [[VideoGame/HaloReach "Auntie Dot"]], although Auntie Dot]], with most are barely given personalities. having any personality whatsoever. While humans occasionally teams form some attachment to their given AI, the assigned "dumb" AI AI, such [=AIs=] are treated even worse than "smart" [=AI=], [=AIs=], since they're mass-produced ''literal tools''.tools''. That said, one exception to this is the strong relationship between "Vergil" (a subroutine of the New Mombasa Superintendent AI) and Sadie Endesha.
11th Mar '17 2:51:15 PM LordOfTheSword
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** Meanwhile, human-made "dumb" [=AIs=] are basic programs made for basic tasks, such as with on-the-way mission briefing with [[VideoGame/HaloReach "Auntie Dot"]], although most are barely given personalities. While occasionally teams form some attachment to their given AI, the "dumb" AI are treated even worse than "smart" [=AI=], since they're mass-produced ''literal tools''.

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** Meanwhile, human-made "dumb" [=AIs=] are basic programs made for basic tasks, such as with on-the-way on-the-move mission briefing with [[VideoGame/HaloReach "Auntie Dot"]], although most are barely given personalities. While occasionally teams form some attachment to their given AI, the "dumb" AI are treated even worse than "smart" [=AI=], since they're mass-produced ''literal tools''.
11th Mar '17 2:50:50 PM LordOfTheSword
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** Meanwhile, human-made "dumb" [=AIs=] are basic personality programs made for basic tasks, such as with on-the-way mission briefing with [[VideoGame/HaloReach "Auntie Dot"]], although some aren't even given voices. While occasionally teams form some attachment to their given AI, the "dumb" AI are treated even worse than "smart" [=AI=], since they're mass-produced ''literal tools''.

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** Meanwhile, human-made "dumb" [=AIs=] are basic personality programs made for basic tasks, such as with on-the-way mission briefing with [[VideoGame/HaloReach "Auntie Dot"]], although some aren't even most are barely given voices.personalities. While occasionally teams form some attachment to their given AI, the "dumb" AI are treated even worse than "smart" [=AI=], since they're mass-produced ''literal tools''.
11th Mar '17 2:49:55 PM LordOfTheSword
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** Meanwhile, human-made "dumb" [=AIs=] are basic personality programs made for basic tasks, such as with on-the-way mission briefing with [[VideoGame/HaloReach "Auntie Dot"]], although some aren't even given voices. While occasionally teams form some attachment to their given AI, the "dumb" AI are treated even worse than "smart" [=AI=], since they're mass-produced ''literal tools''.
11th Mar '17 2:43:38 PM LordOfTheSword
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'''Mr. Kornada:''' A.I.s have numbers, not names.\\
'''Secretary:''' ''[thinking]'' When they bring in donuts, they have names.

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'''Mr. Kornada:''' A.I.s have numbers, not names.\\
'''Secretary:''' ''[thinking]'' When they bring in donuts, they have names.
9th Feb '17 6:44:12 AM Doug86
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Doctor Who|ExpandedUniverse}} novel ''Death and Diplomacy'', the Doctor casually destroys a security droid with his umbrella -- then immediately turns around and admonishes the rest of his group not to take away [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman the wrong lesson]].

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Doctor Who|ExpandedUniverse}} Who|ExpandedUniverse}}'' novel ''Death and Diplomacy'', the Doctor casually destroys a security droid with his umbrella -- then immediately turns around and admonishes the rest of his group not to take away [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman the wrong lesson]].
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