But that suggests anthropomorphizing the machine and equating it to being a 'someone' and not a 'something' because it talks and strokes your hand. It's just doing what it's programmed to do.
To me, the person is still in actuality dying alone. The machine is not a person. But..........would the perception of it be different for a truly dying person?
'If the Apocalypse starts, beep me!' - Buffy Summers
'The sky's the limit.....' Jean-Luc Picard, 'All Good Things'
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