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Would You Like to Talk to a Human?
Max DeCosta: "Hello, uh, before we start I'd just like to explain…"
Parole Robot: "Max DeCosta, 36 years old, violation of penal code 2219 today at bus stop 34B…"
Max DeCosta: "Yes, that's exactly what I wanted to talk to you about. You see, I believe there's been a misunderstanding."
Parole Robot: "Immediate extension of parole duration by a further eight months."
Max DeCosta: "Wait, what? No, no, no, no, no, I can explain what happened. I just made a joke and, uh, you know."
Parole Robot: "Stop talking. Elevation of heart rate detected. Would you like a pill?"
Max DeCosta: "No, thank you. What I'd like to do is explain…"
Parole Robot: "Stop talking. Personality suggests a 78.3% chance of regression to old behavior patterns: Grand theft auto, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest. Would you like to talk to a human?"
Max DeCosta: [In a robot voice] "No, I am okay. Thank you"
Parole Robot: "Are you being sarcastic and/or abusive?"
Max DeCosta: [In a robot voice] "Negative"
After a minor misunderstanding with a robot guard, Max is called in to learn that his parole has been extended by eight months. As if trying to get a human to understand that the incident was nothing was not already hard enough, Max has to deal with a robot instead.
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You Will Die
Max DeCosta: "Closing 34! … No, no, no, no!"
Biohazard Robot: "In five days time, you will die. Thank you for your service."
In an accident at his factory, Max is trapped inside a machine and exposed to a cancer virus. A biohazard robot comes to provide him with his compensation, a bottle of pills, a five-day prognosis and a thank you.
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It's Time to Change Everything
Max DeCosta: "There's nothing left down here. They have it all on Elysium, food, water, medicine, and they'll do anything to keep us out. It's time to change everything."
Max explains the current state of life in the year 2154. The gap between the rich and poor is vast and here stretches from earth, where the poor have nothing, and Elysium, where the rich have it all, and want to keep it that way.
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Guard: "What's in the bag?"
Max DeCosta: "Hair products, mostly… I'm just, can I?"
Max DeCosta: "Hey, hey, hey, I'm just going to work."
Guard: [Beats Max] "Thank you, citizen"
Max DeCosta: "No, thank you"
While waiting for the bus, Max is approached by a guard who does not take his hair products joke too well. While a human might be able to understand the joke seeing as how Max has no hair, this robot was not amused.
- 5+ 2- 1
You Can Save Everyone
Max DeCosta: "What did you do to me?"
Spider: "Gave you a way out… Whoever has this has the power to override their whole system… You can save everyone."
Max DeCosta: "We're going to break into the most heavily guarded place in the universe?"
Spider: "Oh yeah"
Max DeCosta: "When can I go?"
Max still is not totally convinced that his new exoskeleton will get him into Elysium or do much more than get himself killed sooner. Spider however convinces Max that he is the only hope for everyone on earth.
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We Will Hunt You
Kruger: "We will hunt you to the edge of the earth for this."
Kruger, the leader of a violent secret police force, gives a promise to Max. He notes that they will go to any lengths to make Max pay for what he's done.
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