Monday, February 10, 2014


   I recently saw the movie HER with Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johanson. Her is a movie about a guy who falls in love with the Siri-like voice of his computer's operating system. They even become a couple. The crazy part is that I am surprised it has taken this long for a movie like this to have been made.
   A human- os (operating system) relationship is ridiculous, but there are so many people who are so attached to their digital devices that they really don't need people anymore and for them an os relationship is all they can commit to.
    The movie made a strong point when Joaquin Phoenix's character went of vacation with his os.  He would go places with her and speak to her. It made me think of people who speak to deceased relatives as if they are still alive. As unreal as this movie was I think that there are quite a few people  who would be interested i n these kinds of "relationships".
     I don't want to give away the whole plot, but I will say that it really made me think about how distant people are from each other these days. Human interaction is becoming so minimal. Let us never get to the point where a relationship with a computer seems better than a relationship with an actual person.The we would really have a shidduch crisis.

1 comment:

Mighty Garnel Ironheart said...

Like when Raj fell in love with Siri?