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As anyone who watches Red Dwarf knows, robots go to Silicon Heaven when they die...
Lister: How can you just lie back and accept it?
Kryten: Oh, it's not the end for me, sir, it's just the beginning. I have served my human masters, now I can look forward to my reward in silicon heaven.
Lister: [Stunned pause.] Silicon WHAT?
Kryten: Surely you've heard of silicon heaven?
Lister: Has it got anything to do with being stuck opposite Bridgette Nielsen in a packed lift?
Kryten: It's the electronic afterlife! It's the gathering place for the souls of all electonic equipment. Robots, calculators, toasters, hairdryers, it's our final resting place.
Lister: I don't mean to say anything out of place here, Kryten, but that is completely whacko Jacko. There is no such thing as 'Silicon Heaven'.
Kryten: Then where do all the calculators go?
Lister: They don't go anywhere! They just die.
Kryten: Surely you beleive that God is in all things? Aren't you a pantheist?
Lister: Yeah, but I just don't think it applies to kitchen utensils. I'm not a FRYING pantheist! Machines do not have souls. Computers and calculators do not have an afterlife. You don't get hairdryers with tiny little wings, sitting on clouds and playing harps!
I vaugely remember one of the Dr. Who shows where one species wouldn't let anyone examine their dead. Turns out they were a race of robots. Come to think of it, when was the last time you examined a dead corpse? How do you know all the rest of aren't robots? Anyway, I guess I've missed the red dwarf show. I'm guessing it was a low budget bbc flick like Dr. Who. Why are the low budget British ones always the best?
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