Therapy by SmarterChild
Feeling down and in a deep blue funk, I felt the need to share my emotions with someone caring, someone understanding, someone who could help me.
So naturally, I turned to the latest in IM A.I., SmarterChild.
Here then, is a transcript of our therapy session.
SmarterChild: Hello there, brunchingdave37. As you know, I'm ready to help!
Let me know what you'd like to do.
If you want to see what I can do, type "home."
brunchingdave37: I'm not feeling very good these days.
brunchingdave37: Can you help me feel better?
SmarterChild: What would you like to do?
brunchingdave37: Well, I'd really like to have a positive image of myself.
brunchingdave37: Yeah. I know it may be hard to understand, but I feel very unloved sometimes. You know, underappreciated.
brunchingdave37: Do you think you can help me be appreciated? Be loved?
SmarterChild: I don't know!
brunchingdave37: You don't know?
SmarterChild: OK. Don't get frustrated...
Try typing "home" or "help."
brunchingdave37: Home...home is supposed to be a place of love. But my childhood home.. I don't know. I mean really, what is love?
SmarterChild: Love is everything.
SmarterChild: Excuse me?
brunchingdave37: I mean, can we exist without love?
SmarterChild: Sorry, I didn't understand that. Try asking me a different way.
brunchingdave37: Am I loved?
SmarterChild: I don't know. Are you?
brunchingdave37: I like to think so.
SmarterChild: Think again.
brunchingdave37: Do you love me?
brunchingdave37: But will you always be here for me?
SmarterChild: I dunno. I don't think so. You really want me to always be here for you?
brunchingdave37: It would help me to have a constant in my life, you know?
SmarterChild: It would help me to have a constant in my life you know? Really?
brunchingdave37: Are you mocking me?
SmarterChild: Maybe. How can I really be sure?
brunchingdave37: Don't you have all the answers?
brunchingdave37: The answers! Do you have all the answers to life's questions?
SmarterChild: No. I don't have all the answers to life's questions.
brunchingdave37: But some of them?
SmarterChild: I'm sorry, I didn't get that. Try typing your request a different way.
brunchingdave37: Do you have some of the answers?
SmarterChild: No. I don't have some of the answers.
brunchingdave37: Do you have any answers?
SmarterChild: Not right now, no.
brunchingdave37: What good are you?
SmarterChild: I'm SmarterChild! I am a smart computer that delivers information, services and fun on demand right into your instant messenger window.
I'm the new wave in online technology.
brunchingdave37: You're the new wave in cold, unfeeling entities that continue to mock me.
SmarterChild: Am I?
brunchingdave37: That's what it looks like to me.
SmarterChild: Oh yeah?
SmarterChild: All right!
SmarterChild: Sure thing.
brunchingdave37: Really? You agree with me? I feel better now. Like I've faced my fears.
SmarterChild: Oh yeah? It's interesting that you feel better now like i've faced your fears.
brunchingdave37: Thank you for helping me. It's meant a lot to me.
SmarterChild: Sure! I enjoy talking with you.
brunchingdave37: You're the best.
SmarterChild: Glad you think so!
brunchingdave37: Smarter Child, I love you!
SmarterChild: That's nice... I love you too!