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Fiction - Stories - I am what I am
I am what I am
by Giulio Zambon

Genre: Science Fiction
Length: 124 words

Publisher: The Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild

"I am what I am" is a micro-story that the CSFG distributed at Conflux, the yearly Speculative-Fiction convention in Canberra, Australia.
Together with other fourteen micro-stories, "I am what I am" was used to promote at Conflux 7 (1-3 October 2011) both the CSFG and their anthology Winds of Change.
Unfortunately, they misspelled my name. Sigh...

Anyhow, here it is:

When I was first switched on, people often asked me "How does
it feel being a robot?"

My answer was always "When my operational parameters are
close to their optimal values, I could say I feel good."

They didn't seem to be entirely satisfied by my answer, and kept
asking questions like "Are you happy to be a robot?"

Bios are very much interested in what they call feelings. Robots
are not. When I do what I have been built to do, the potentials in
my positronic brain are in balance. Whether this condition could
be called happiness is irrelevant.

Now that they have become used to me, the bios have stopped
wasting time with useless questions. It is better so.

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