At the end of the movie Ready Player One (2018), Parzival talks to a digital version of
Halliday in his childhood bedroom
And he asks:
What are you?
but isn't given a straight answer. I wasn't expecting the question and don't really understand what he was getting at since:
we'd already seen plenty of this version of Halliday through his memories earlier in the film.
so the appearance shouldn't be that much of a surprise. I'm hoping I missed a detail from the movie or perhaps something from the book sheds some light on the question.
What exactly was Parzival questioning and what was the answer?