The one thing that always brings me to Mr. House's side is the fact that he is always honest with the player. Sometimes he will refuse to elaborate on a subject, but considering his position that is a wise choice. The other faction related bobble heads are always touting some philosophical determination where as Mr. House simply wants to have humanity make actual progress again. Instead of fighting against the powers of the region he makes actual intelligent choices and maneuvers his assets into place to obtain the best gains from the given scenario. Consider this for a moment, Mr. House was alive before the bombs fell and was accustomed to a more "refined" lifestyle than the average wastelander. If you were in his position how likely is it you would try to rebuild and uplift what is left of humanity? Therefore I submit this, he is simply trying to find a way to get back to true form so that he can actually stretch his legs (mind) on more interesting conundrums such as making scientific progress once again. If you were locked in a metal meat bag container watching years go by, you might as well do something with your time. Remember even though he is a can of meat attached to a computer there is still the human factor to incorporate into the equation.