julho 16, 2004

I, Robot (2004)

I, Robot by Alex Proyas

«Asimov... making machines an example of how the world could be bettered through the mastery of technology. ..The robot was artificial intelligence in a man's shape, a foil for asking what it means to be human and what rules should govern us.
The idea that we can take our social interactions and code them with an Asimovian algorithm ("allow no harm, obey all orders, protect yourself") is at odds with the messy, unpredictable world.
This need for people to behave in a predictable, rational, measurable way recalls Mr. Spock's autistic inability to understand human emotion without counting dimples to discern happiness or frown lines to identify sorrow.»

in http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.07/machines_pr.html

2 comentários:

  1. I haven't seen this film yet but the trailers imply that this wonderful story of the morals of equality whether biological or technological has been turned into a kick in the teeth wanna-be cool guy action flick. I guess America is still not ready for a psuedo-heady story on the humanity of a sentient machine.

  2. I didn't saw the movie yet also. But I understand your bad expectations, and I believe that you?re right about them.

    Anyway, these kinds of movies like Matrix or A.I. have the gift to put people talking about human questioning and that is better than nothing.

    About being an American movie, we can't forget that there?s no science fiction beyond American borders. We could count with our fingers science fiction movies not made in America. :)

    The problem is that if you want to make a movie with lots of special effects you need money. If you need lots of money you need spectacle. Spectacle takes you to action movies or movies with little intellectual requests from the users in order to touch the much broader and worldwide audience as possible.

    A vicious circle, made with maxims from capitalism ideology.