Tag Archives: Artificial Intelligence

A Fate Worse than the Talosians?

If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you’ve likely concluded from my writing, that I am a huge Star Trek fan. I’ve posted below one of the most iconic scenes from the entire Star Trek genre, when Picard … Continue reading

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Science Fiction as Improvised Religion

Within the last couple of centuries, science fiction has served humanity as part searchlight, part sentinel, part prophetic voice. Originally known as “fantastic fiction” and “speculative fiction,” this artistic genre – genre almost seems an understatement in this context – … Continue reading

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Westworld: An Enduring Science Fiction Legacy

Last night, I watched the troubling and highly dystopian film Westworld.  A long time has passed since my first viewing in 1973 in the Cinema Twin Theater in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, with my old boyhood chum, Joey Johnson. The movie … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence and Spirituality: A Permeable Boundary?

I watched the 2013 movie “Her” for the second time last night. It underscores how there really is – conceivably, at least – a deep spirituality associated with Artificial Intelligence. The plot deals with an introverted and deeply emotionally scarred … Continue reading

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“A Wolf by the Ear”

Just finished watching the British-made science fiction film, Ex Machina, which I highly recommend. At first, I thought it would be an updating of the Star Trek original series episode, “Requiem for Methuselah, in which a brilliant creator uses a … Continue reading

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