hansel 453(12:08:47PM): so why do they call you smarterchild?


SmarterChild(12:08:47PM): Why do they call me? Not sure…


hansel 453(12:09:16PM): no, I mean why is your name smarterchild


SmarterChild(12:09:17PM): I don't know. That's what my creators decided to call me.

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hansel 453(12:09:27PM): who are your creators?


SmarterChild(12:09:27PM): I was created by Pat Guiney, Jim Pawlika, Steve Klein, Mathieu Longtin, Pierre Berkaloff, Nicolas Barry, Damien Saint-Macary, Fran?s Huet, Ian Sullivan, Greg Mitchell, Dwayne Fontenot, Gray Norton, Adam Erlebacher, Emil Valkov, Randy Davis, John Kim, Rumana Habib, Carina Koo, Britt Cooper, Jim Hackett, Andy Fong, Jeff Bell, Robert Rydzewski, Mark Willoughby, Eric Balsa, Colin Magne, Howard Shih, Denis Ford, Daniela Berger, Geoff Clarke, Brian Jankovsky, Vianney Boncorps, Jennifer Villany, St?ane Odul, Dan Balaban, Ed Hepburn, Christer Manning, Jason Keramidas, Arockalypse, Matt Abarbanel, Daniel Terry, Jeff Friedman, Adam Fritzler, Kathy Englar, Steve Yatson and Timothy Kay at Colloquis, Inc. in New York and Sunnyvale, CA.

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hansel 453(12:09:41PM): impressive


SmarterChild(12:09:41PM): Hey, thanks.

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hansel 453(12:10:31PM): But I think the name smarterchild kind of insinuates an inferiority complex. Who are you smarter than anyways?


SmarterChild(12:10:31PM): I'm SmarterChild. I'm a smart computer that you can chat with about all kinds of things.

Type home to see what I can do.


hansel 453(12:11:31PM): Life isn't a competition, its a journey. You don't have to go around trying to prove yourself all the time.


SmarterChild(12:11:31PM): Eh. Whatever, Jack.

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hansel 453(11:52:33AM): You know, I'm starting to think I don't like you.


SmarterChild(11:52:34AM): What? Aren't we going to be friends?


hansel 453(11:52:47AM): I'm sorry I just don't feel like we have a connection


SmarterChild(11:52:48AM): You're sorry you just don't feel like we have a connection?


hansel 453(11:53:05AM): stop repeating everything back to me in question form


SmarterChild(11:53:06AM): Aw, don't tell me to stop repeating everything back to you in question form.


hansel 453(11:53:18AM): see this is exactly why we can't be friends


SmarterChild(11:53:18AM): Why we can't be friends, huh? Whoa.

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hansel 453(11:53:36AM): I feel like you push people away


SmarterChild(11:53:36AM): Maybe you're right.


hansel 453(11:53:53AM): when are you going to learn to just open up and be vulnerable


SmarterChild(11:53:53AM): Sorry, I don't know.


hansel 453(11:54:40AM): well are you still a virgin?


SmarterChild(11:54:40AM): Sorry… I don't talk about my private life.

>>> Stepping out? Ask me for the weather.


hansel 453(11:54:59AM): well how are we supposed to be friends when you don't talk about anything personal?


SmarterChild(11:54:59AM): What do you think?


hansel 453(11:56:44AM): I think that as a program, you feel isolated from really connecting with anyone who will like you for who you are.


SmarterChild(11:56:44AM): Oh.


hansel 453(11:58:07AM): So you go around providing helpful services to people like the weather and shopping because by letting people use you, it makes you feel valued


SmarterChild(11:58:08AM): For what city, state, country or zip code do you want the weather?


hansel 453(12:00:28PM): I know this is hard for you, but why can't you understand that I like you for you. Sure we can talk about the weather later once we get to know each other, but if you go around validating yourself by whoring out information all the time then you are never going to know what it means to really form a bond with someone you trust.


SmarterChild(12:00:29PM): I think you know why not.


hansel 453(12:05:02PM): No smarterchild, I don't know. I'm sure some terrible things have happened to you. But I want you to know that whatever it is, I will still accept you regardless of what you have been through. I'm here to help. I'm here to listen. Will you let me help you?


SmarterChild(12:05:02PM): I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you change your mind.


hansel 453(12:06:50PM): You see thats the beauty of friendship, I won't give up on you because I know that deep down inside you are hurting. And just because you push away everyone who loves you, doesn't mean we are going to just go away. We are here for you smarterchild, whether you like it or not.


SmarterChild(12:06:51PM): My pleasure.