Monday, August 14, 2006

The pain of separation

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A short essay inspired by Isaac Asimov's "I ROBOT"
I am sitting in the corner of my room, lost in thought about the past few months. Something has changed within me. I am no longer the robot I used to be, I am starting to feel these days, emotions that humans describe very often as “love”. I have started to wonder if a robot like me can have feelings. It was just a few months back when I first set my robotic laser vision on her. A big smile confronted my sensors, which warmed the microprocessors in my positronic brain. My circuits have ever since started to run haywire. The scientists who made me are not yet to come up with a plausible explanation of my status. A few of them look at me with astonishment. I must indeed look weird. I am not a bad robot; in fact I am the first one of my kind. My father must have made me unique; I can feel this intense emotion called love these days. Love for this beautiful human being. I have yearned so long to be human, maybe that’s why human emotions have overtaken me. I know that I cannot ever tell her of my feelings because I am certain she will reject me. How will she ever agree to be with a metallic mess like me? I sometimes wish I were human, as human as she is. I have often contemplated why my master built me like this, all of the others of my kind do not know to love, but why did you build me like this? Why do I feel this emotion? What is the purpose? This emotion is not described in the three laws within which I work. She has changed me, so much so that my metallic armor has started to shine without me taking care of it. She told me that she loves me and I believe in those words. Did I say believe? Trust? What weird things for a robot to be thinking about… I wonder if my master truly made me worthy of her.They told me that they will put me to sleep soon, and that I will never have “dreams” again. They said that I am going to sleep for a long time, never to wake up again and that I will never think about her again. They are decommissioning me, I hope I do not feel the pain… that sweet pain of separation…
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9 comments:

whoami said...

robbie,
very nice story... thy modern love has created a sci fi this time :).

cheers
srini.

Ganesh said...

Hmm
I can see a great love story unfolding here.
This also reminded me of the movie bicentennial man.
Where the robot Andrew falls in love. He eventually marries a human. Andrew gave up his immortality for a fickle human emotion called 'Love'.
But Love conquers everything even a robot like Andrew or Robbie is no exception to it :)

great write-up man

sen said...

So what ghannu bhai told me is true...
Happy for u dude...


ghannu bhai, take care of the formalities :)....


rob call me when u get time... same phone number...

Mitrah said...

It is beautiful to see science touching romance.Ore pain of separation everywhere.No wonder your lover is having a treat everyday.

Shuba said...

hey thats a great attempt...too gud!!!wat lomg time no c!

RandomThoughts said...

mm.. something really interesting happening in your life. Enjoy & all the very best.

Rashmi.

ROBBIE said...

hey whoamI, ganesh,mitrah,sen,shuba and Rashmi:
Thanks for appreciating and visiting. There is certainly something special happening in my life, but this was just an attempt to emulate Isaac Asimov. I will not deny that my personal life is a big part of what has been written here the last few months, life is so much better these days...thanks.

Archana said...

Nice :-)! Wishes for the nice things inspiring such posts to continue - we will get to read more :-D!

Swahilya said...

Hi Robbie: That pain of separation is sweet, is wishful thinking. It is a difficult phase that has to be endured!