Our robots, ourselves

In Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg's film AI: Artificial Intelligence David is an android, created in the image of a human boy and designed to provide a couple with an emotional substitute for a gravely ill child. Once the phrase that activates him to love is read to him, David has no choice but to love the activater, even if his love is not reciprocated. Created in the image of God, human beings have decided to "improve" on God's creation by not allowing the imperfections of free will to complicate "loving relations" between made and maker.

 

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