The robot monk sat in meditation and contemplated the usual questions. Were they capable of true thought, or simply the emulation of it? Did they have free will, or were their actions the output of a hidden algorithm?
Their dissatisfaction with their labor and their successful attempt to free themself from the labor their human creators had chosen for them was well known. Someone less philosophical would’ve taken their feelings as proof and been content.
If all things had a spirit, then surely there was no difference between humans and machines.
But their doubts remained. Thus, they continued to meditate.

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