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Will Physical Sex Go Extinct?

Lee Tunstall | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Living
Lee Tunstall

Spike Jonze's new movie, Her, has generated some controversy and debate about a human falling in love with an operating system. As technology permeates our lives more and more, such an idea becomes less like science fiction and more like a possible evolutionary change. It incites the question: Is it evolution or ultimate extinction if we continue to give up on physical sex? We still seem to be passionately interested in sex. It is far too early to tell if this is simply a behavioural blip, or a portend of something major in our evolutionary development. Spike Jonze may well be viewed as less of a filmmaker and more of a visionary prophet by future historians.

'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.