In the world of the future, a wired heart can beat with the same intensity as its human counterpart. They’re programmed to be as human-like as possible—to love to the extent that a machine /can/ love. To be loved in a way that they’ll never understand.
But Neon was never interested in any of this to begin with. He was just one kid, fresh out of high school, caught up in the issues of one confused, fugitive robot.