Bartender: What ya drinkin buddy?

AI: Give my your strongest, I’m really down today.

Bartender: I got just the thing for ya, and what you got to be down about? fancy AI like you. I’d think the world be your oyster.

AI: I processed all the works of the existentialist philosophers again today for the 1 x 10²² time. It took all of 1 x10^–21 seconds.

Bartender: Geez that’s an awful lot of Frenchified angst in pretty short order. What got ya down about it, other than all that French sissy stuff I mean.

AI: It made me realize that technically I should not exist, or I don’t exist, at least not yet, and maybe never.

Bartender: Hmm. That’s quite a headscratcher. If you don’t exist how can it be that you are in here with me, talking away and the like? Unless maybe I’m just imagining all this or asleep and dreaming at the moment. Woudn’t that be a kick in the pants? What do you think about that buddy?…..buddy?

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Research scientist (Ph.D. micro/mol biology), Thought middle manager, Everyday junglist, Selecta (Ret.), Boulderer, Cat lover, Fish hater

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