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Love Machine (2002)

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 ... See full summary »

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Peter Asaro
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Credited cast:
Joan Almon Joan Almon ... Herself - Educator
Cynthia Breazeal Cynthia Breazeal ... Herself - Roboticist
Rodney Brooks ... Himself - Roboticist
Colleen Cordes Colleen Cordes ... Herself - Educator
Manuel De Landa Manuel De Landa ... Himself - Philosopher
Daniel C. Dennett Daniel C. Dennett ... Himself - Philosopher
Hubert Dreyfus Hubert Dreyfus ... Himself - Philosopher
Ken Goldberg Ken Goldberg ... Himself - Roboticist
Ernest Green Ernest Green ... Himself - Publisher
Albert Hallin Albert Hallin ... Himself - Clergy (as Monsignor Albert Hallin)
Dave Lampert Dave Lampert ... Himself - Inventor
Robert Morgan Lawrence Robert Morgan Lawrence ... Himself - Sexologist
Matt McMullen Matt McMullen ... Himself - Sculptor
Hans Moravec Hans Moravec ... Himself - Roboticist
Lisa Palac Lisa Palac ... Herself - Writer
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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 Anonymous

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robot | machine | love | android | sex | See All (9) »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A szerető gép See more »

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Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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A great survey of Human/Machine Interaction
7 January 2008 | by Tim MoodySee all my reviews

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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