In a culture preoccupied with its own technological prowess in the development of labor-saving machines, one can't help but wonder how long it will be before we see humanoid robots and ...
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In a culture preoccupied with its own technological prowess in the development of labor-saving machines, one can't help but wonder how long it will be before we see humanoid robots and androids entering society. And once they arrive, how social will they be? Will they be our slaves? Our friends? Or maybe even our lovers? Two documentary film makers set out to answer these questions. They traveled the country in the year 2000, interviewing the leading intellectuals concerned with these questions, as well as the artists, inventors and engineers who are bringing these technologies to life. The result is a feature-length film which examines the complex relationships between technology and the most human of conditions, love.Written by
I finally managed to see this film, thanks to the filmmaker Peter Asaro. This film will appeal to others like me who are interested in the history of technology. It explores the general topic of human/machine interaction especially are regards one of the most complex of human interactions, love, from filial to sexual. The film is an excellent survey of the opinions of key individuals ranging from philosophers to engineers as well as a catalog of a variety of high and low technology devices aimed at providing 'love', broadly defined. Some of the material is becoming dated, such as the MIT work, but it will be difficult to find as complete a collection of material as is presented here anywhere else.
I recommend viewing this film if you can arrange it.
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