Christopher Mims

A View from Christopher Mims

Tron, HAL, Robocop, and Moon Reimagined as a Tortured Romance

A music video transforms familiar scenes into an unlikely exchange.

  • February 22, 2012

Watch this mashup of clips of cinema’s most memorable “unfeeling” machines and you’ll quickly get the idea that our greatest fear of artificial intelligence is that will treat us just like people do.

In a future in which machines approximate human intelligence, will the ability to fall in love become the new Turing test? Contra everyone’s expectations, will the fickle hearts of humans mean robots are the ones left feeling unrequited?

This video is a product of a collaboration between filmmaker John Pavlus and musician Jascha Hoffman. The full album is available for free, for now.

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