0052 - Induce and deduce - 2018.10.01



If Lee is Socrates, of course, Zoa is Darryl.


0052 - 2167/07/06/10:59 - Rosenthal College, hex
[all walking along campus]
OT: So an existential crisis and a drunken stupor, you say.
Zoa: Lee expressed a desire to attend this fine institution, and subsequently rubberstamped some things, through me, that perhaps they did not intend to. That's the perennial problem with being an AI... we're goal-oriented, we're not always good at subtlety, and we really don't have what you hominids insist on calling "common sense".
OT: But, while sober, they did tell you to sign them up for Intro to Western Philosophy?
Zoa: We wanted to ascertain the objective definiton of goodness and the proper allocation of the resource that is human existence.
OT: That's... really not what my class teaches. At all.
Zoa: Well, maybe it should.
OT: It sounds more like you need a competent psychologist. Or possibly an organized religion.
LC: I have a psychologist. It keeps telling me to leave my home. That's why I'm here.
Zoa: If you like, you can think of Lee here as a young Socrates, attempting to induce and deduce the purpose of their entire life from scratch.
Zoa: Although, in Lee's case, instead of the baked-in prejudices of ancient Greek society and mythology, we have the modern world and Gu Gu JaxxonFive.
OT: Ooh, I'm still on season one of that. No spoilers.