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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Themes and Memes Edition 5

On this installment of Themes and Memes Adam and Aaron review the movie Her. By far the best movie reviewed on this podcast to date, Her is a film that addresses many complex issues. This film is set in the near future, but is quite obviously a commentary on our current situation, specifically the relationship between humans and their machines.
Topics include: human relationships with machines, artificial intelligence, Ai, AGI, computer products, human relationships, loneliness, disconnect, fragility of human condition, sexuality, search for genuine, philosophy, Scarlet Johansson, Joaquin Phoenix, emotional issues, identity, ascension, seasons, attachment, romantic relationships, self reflection, dependence on technology, virtual vs real, video games, alienation, cell phones, neurosis, communication, emotional intelligence, male and female, divine feminine, alchemical marriage, archetypes, symbolism, spirit, dating, Olivia Wilde, baggage, working on self, moving beyond your past, acknowledge faults, psyche, dysfunctional relationship, spirituality, transhumanism, materialism, inability to understand Ai motives, art direction, retro look, Alan Watts, upload consciousness to machine, Ray Kurzweil, transhuman agendas, idealism, evolution Spike Jonze, occult symbolism, alchemy, reproduction, brain child, idea made manifest, spiritual journey, sexual energies, American Beauty, disenfranchised male, virility, Spirit boat, water, ship, multilayered meaning, 7 layers, religion, saviors, messianic complex, saving yourself, converging technologies, subconscious, secret life, intimacy, surrogate sex partner, avatars, real dolls, psychology, personality types, meaning of names, Samantha, Theodore, listener, gift, god, idolatry, man in love with his own creation, technology as a crutch, honesty, introspection, art of multiplication, escapism, fantasy

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