The guests don't return for the obvious things we do, the garish things.
They come back because of the subtleties, the details.
They come back because they discover something they imagine no one had ever noticed before...
something they've fallen in love with.
They're not looking for a story that tells them who they are.
They already know who they are.
They're here because they want a glimpse of who they could be.
This is a quote from Dr. Ford in the HBO TV series Westworld.
(from IMDB site)
Westworld is basically a TV series with people not wearing clothes most of the time...
But it actually has great and deep philosophy ideas about lives and AI robots
In very simple words,
Dr. Ford created a big park full of robots that look like real human.
Visitors come to the park and can do whatever they like to these robots.
Robots have no way to kill visitors. (All weapons are useless when users are robots)
The robots do not know they are just robots and live like human.
Some robots suddenly discover this truth.
"They come back because they discover something they imagine no one had ever noticed before... something they've fallen in love with"
This is my favourite quote
Dr. Ford explains why his park is attractive.
It is because of those small details that visitors think they are the only people noticing.
Just like the scene when William picks up a can dropped by robot Dolores "accidentally" and starts their story.
And later find that this accident is a programmed detail that repeats every day in the park.
The majority of people live similar lives.
Not extremely rich or not extremely poor in the place you were born.
But those small details make our daily loops different.
Things may be programmed by destiny after all
but it looks like there are small decisions we can make
which will lead us to a different loop
This is where the speech is from...and with big spoiler warning