Gratitude is Not Quite Its Own Reward
Dvorak! Question for you. If I save a robot, how exactly does payback work?
While voluntary, it is customary to donate two percent of your remaining runtime to the person who prevents your destruction.
We instituted this policy to encourage robots to watch out for each other instead of only looking out for themselves.
I saved every robot on the planet.
Obviously, we did not anticipate how a system designed to promote good could go so disastrously awry.