AI spoilers below:
Robin Hanson wrote:
> >... Gigolo Joe's speech about how
> >humans resent robots because they know that, in the end, robots will be
> >all that's left. Where did *that* come from?
I liked that line. That was important and insightful.
> >... If there are that many Davids, why are they all designed to
> >have the human emotion of wanting to be unique?
I didnt get that. This David *was* unique because of his
experiences and the person who he bonded to. Why the
big deal over having a bunch of clones?
> >pouting gibberish about yada-yada space-time yada-yada pathways yada-yada
> >DNA yada-yada only one day yada-yada. ..
> Yeah, that was the obvious dumb plot device. I won't defend it.
That was the part that made me think the last scene was a sim. These
yahoos could figure out how to bring back an orga from a lock of hair,
yet keeping her alive for more than a day was just too tough? Absurd.
They were hinting that this was a sim.
> >I know there is a certain style of filmmaking that holds that the viewer
> >should be allowed to pick their own ending, and I hate that style with a
> >fiery passion.
2001 was like that. Very Kubricky. I kinda liked it.
> One other thing that bugged me was that there was no
> Robin Hanson email@example.com http://hanson.gmu.edu
> Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
> MSN 1D3, Carow Hall, Fairfax VA 22030-4444
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Yes Robin, I agree. That movie definitely needed a
Robin Hanson firstname.lastname@example.org http://hanson.gmu.edu
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
MSN 1D3, Carow Hall, Fairfax VA 22030-4444
703-993-2326 FAX: 703-993-2323
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