But this is my headcanon. Cave has so much to deal with, and he’s not like the most polite guy to walk the earth, so he blows a worker (wheatley) off.
But Wheatley’s a curious guy who tends to screw things up, and he stumbles upon the “personality preservation and AI center”–which in my mind is a place they were creating to store intelligence. It’s not yet complete, and Cave was planning to use it simply on Caroline. But it’s functional. Wheatley pulls the lever and–