The prediction is meaningful because it implies that the system in question not only can deduce meanings in human creative works, it must also have enough self-awareness to recognize itself in the computer which is one of the central characters.
The prediction coming true would also imply that AI systems would be advanced enough to comprehend many human hopes and fears for both humans and robots / AIs.
I believe this well within the capabilities of technology in the next 17 years. The reasoning powers remain a challenge, so is self-awareness. However, with the speed of current change, this looks feasible.
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