April 26th, 2015
Media and Entertainment
So what’s “tearing the internet apart” today? An interview with two of the stars of the most anticipated surefire blockbuster of the season, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, in which they jokingly said something tasteless and insulting about one of the fictional characters of the film — namely, Black Widow.
That’s the ultimate Turing Test then and it’s one Ex Machina knowingly plays with: Could you fall in love with a robot? Could you love something that’s obviously not human? If you could, would it really prove that the robot’s A.I. had made it indistinguishable from a human being or would it merely be a reflection of your own attitudes and feelings?
And that was it. That was what I needed. Just to feel cared for. All I needed was for someone, anyone, to be nice to me. It’s the simplest thing, really — it’s what you desire when you feel like every minute of your life is spent being attacked until you’re nothing more than a child curled up in a corner. I was so desperate and helpless that it was literally all I wanted anymore from the person closest to me — or really from anyone at that point. I wanted mercy. I wanted somebody to, please, be nice to me.