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'Her': Why We Could All Fall in Love With Robots

Angelina Chapin | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Living
Angelina Chapin

I was the first to say robots could not make good romantic companions. Lovers? Sure. There's ample proof machines can get that job done. But love -- I want-to-spend-the-foreseeable-future-with-you and will-even-spend-time-with-your-family-just-to-please-you love? Nah. And then Spike Jonze ruined everything. I was more than ready to hate the relationship between Theodore his Operating System (OS) Samantha, but that quickly changed when I realized their dynamic was more evolved than many human-to-human romances. If machines can learn to be independent, we could certainly fall in love with them.