You: I’ll have a caesar salad.
ROVER: Anchovies?
You: Eww, no!
ROVER: You sure know what you want! It’ll be here in about half an hour.
You: ROVER, take me back to my game.
ROVER: Launching PB Pro Paintball Game VR Fun Time 3.

Journal entry

I’ve had my PC for a week now. It’s a quantum computer — one of the first on the market — so it cost me a fortune. It’s worth it though. Seriously, the sheer graphical power of this thing cannot be understated. The quantum processor eliminates the need for a GPU because it can probabilistically simulate light at a much greater efficiency.

ROVER interaction transcript

19:09 June 1, 2032

ROVER: Food has arrived.
You: Damn!
ROVER: What’s the matter?
You: I just didn’t realize that much time had passed…

You: ROVER, do you think I’m fat?
You: Well, I’m eating healthy.
ROVER: Actually, salad dressing is rich in salt and fat. That’s not going to do you any favors.
You: You’re making me feel guilty. Want the rest?
ROVER: You know I can’t eat.
You: But do you wish you could?
ROVER: Ha! I’m perfectly happy to be the Recursive Oral and Vocal Evaluation Routine — the voice that lives in the computer. I don’t need anything more than that.