Why Are We So Fascinated By Robots?

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Robot stories (and I'm including the entire gamut of AI machines) are not so much about robots as about using them as stand-ins for humans which we can analyze and study to try to figure out "What makes us human?" Human beings tend to get uneasy when you start trying to analyze them the way scientists analyze animals' behavior because humans like to believe they're part God.


SATURDAY MORNING B-MOVIE CRAPFEST: “Creation of the Humanoids” (1962)

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Ok, now, see, *this* is what I’m talking about! This is exactly the kind of movie I was hoping to stumble across when I started writing this column. A movie of complete, inept, pervasive badness that is, at the same time, surprisingly smart and insightful, with a chewy core of ideas that - no matter how badly delivered - remain provoking. And believe you me, this is one badly-told movie.


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