Artificial Intelligence

In a new piece provocatively titled “Robots: The Gateway to ‘Mind-Blowing Sex’?“, John Roach explores the idea that robotic sex partners might revolutionize not just the personal experience, but societal problems as well. The base idea is that the existence of a robotic alternative could greatly reduce the demand for living women in prostitution. Good luck with that. While James Cameron is mining space asteroids, the conversation has just started about the role AI and sex dolls will play in our culture. Hell, even House touched on the topic. If they can fight our wars for us, why can’t they provide companionship in all its forms? Director Allison de Fren is exploring those questions, but she’s also proving that our fascination has been around for centuries in The Mechanical Bride. The documentary focuses on the history of sexualized non-human entities and the psychological elements that go into a world’s fascination with loving something that isn’t alive. Check out the trailer for yourself:

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The Best Short Films

Why Watch? It’s no secret that video game cinematics are getting more and more amazing every month. Quantic Dream – the team behind “Heavy Rain” and some movie motion capture – just wanted to remind everyone. There’s no need to explain what Kara is; she’ll tell you herself while her legs and arms are being soldered to her torso. A killer display of CGI? Yes, but it’s also surprisingly powerful in the same way a certain moment in Rise of the Planet of the Apes was. This is an incredible, near flawless short. What will it cost? Only 7 minutes. Skip Work. You’ve Got Time For More Short Films. Thanks to Peter Hall for sharing this.

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As the only literate Reject, it’s my duty to find the latest, the greatest and the untouched classics that would make great source material for film adaptations. I read so you don’t have to. As we all know, robots will eventually take over the planet and use our bodies for the precious fuel that they need to survive when they’ve run out of old people’s medication. As humans who love movies, it will be of paramount importance to document that rise so that robots will have something to watch and laugh at. It’s true. Documentaries need love, too. However, when we think of finding source material for a movie (as this column does weekly (stop laughing)), it’s natural to assume that movie is going to be fictional. After all, it’s based off something, right? Fortunately, there is still investigative journalism going on out there in the big bad world of media that can and should act as inspiration for the documentarians of the world. All it takes is a fascinating story. So what’s the fascinating story here? “Mind Vs Machine” is the first-hand account from writer Brian Christian of the time when he had to convince a panel of strangers that he was a human. He had to make them believe he wasn’t a computer or risk being a part of one more battle won by our future robot overlords.

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