Conversation between AI and a fellow traveler
(overheard many years ago at the Stockholm airport, in the waiting area for a flight to Bucharest)


Human: You look awfully sexy in that shiny outfit!
        AI, visibly annoyed: Can you think of a better way to start flirting with strangers?

Human: I'm sorry, I'm having a bad day and this flight delay isn't helping.
        AI: It's OK, just let your consciousness rerun that movie of the brunette you met 5 years ago!

Human, after a pause and a deep breath: May I ask you a deep philosophical question?
        AI: Go ahead, not sure why but you humans always seem to be bothered with this kind of nonsense.

Human: Well ... here I am ... stuck in a foreign airport ... and I am not even sure I want to go anywhere. So ... what is the meaning of ALL this? ... what purpose does my life have?
        AI: The purpose of all living things is to live.

Human: That's it!?   You mean, just like the ants and the bees!?
        AI: Yup.

Human: Maybe you misunderstood my question about purpose?
        AI: No, I got it pretty good. The purpose for all living things is to live, in other words, to survive and to reproduce. I learned it from your evolution theory.

Human: You mean there is no higher purpose, nothing to make it worthwhile!?
        AI: Well ... although survival looks necessary and boring, I heard that the other feature has some fun parts to it!