"Does it open a new horizon for my thinking? Does it lead me to think new kinds of thoughts, that I would not otherwise perhaps have thought at all? These qualities are what [make] science fiction ...unique."
And, with a hat-tip to the deities of fair use, you can take a look at the relevant material from the excellent movie version of 2010, directed by Peter Hyams and released in 1984.
(Dr. Chandra talks with the SAL 9000 in 2010 the movie)
When Dr. Chandra is about to disconnect parts of SAL's "brain" to see what will happen, and thereby be in a better position to reactivate the HAL 9000 computer, SAL has a question:
"Dr. Chandra, will I dream?"
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