Artificial intelligence is, for all the advances we've made, still remarkably artificial; remarkably limited. Sure, Cleverbot can sometimes hold a conversation. Deep Blue can defeat someone at Chess. Saya can smile and interact with people around it. At the same time, however, there's something missing - something integral which all of these constructs grasp at, but can't quite reach. Something fundamentally human which we've not yet been able to replicate in an artificial context.
It's a sad fact of being a retro gaming enthusiast: eventually, there aren't going to be any working old-school consoles left. As a result, unless we all want to resign ourselves to abandoning your passion once your console dies on you (which it will), ROMs and Emulation are only way to keep the hobby alive...right?