Re: MOVIES: Spielberg's A.I.

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Fri Mar 09 2001 - 13:52:47 MST

"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:
> Looks like uploading may take a hit from Spielberg's forthcoming movie.
> >From a news clip on the ShoWest movie convention in Las Vegas...
> > "A.I.," for artificial intelligence, is Spielberg's latest film due
> > in theaters this summer, and it will star Haley Joel Osment as a young
> > boy who scientists equip with intelligence, but leave lacking a soul.
> > He must go in search of who he is and how he fits into the world.
> Why do people want to perpetuate a reality in which they believe
> there is "magic" (that isn't) and yet seem to resist the development
> of a reality in which one simply creates "magic" (that is)?

Because too many still believe the 'noble savage' rot. They pointedly
ignore data about socialization as a learned behavior. Raise a child or
an AI in scientific isolation and you will get a soulless sociopath.

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