I've noticed a trend in the media; books and movies. And I find it interesting and disturbing. It's the anthropomorphizing of code. It really hit me hard, at the end of Tron, when the cute, computer chick became human. Seamless transition from dots and dashes to real, live breathing human. I don't want my kids reading books that romanticize on-line "people," or possibilities that are virtual(y) non-existent.
I love technology but I also think it's a dangerous game to play believing that codes can love, provide relationship, respond, are real.