Artificial Intelligence Film Analysis

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Modern science-fiction films vividly illustrate modern social issues and current attitudes toward the future. Based on the short story “Super Toys Last All Summer Long,” “Artificial Intelligence” takes place in the end of the 21st century at the United States of America. Spielberg 's film raises many questions: foremost among them, what does it mean to be a person? Degree of personhood is the status of how much a thing is a person depending on certain qualities. This theory concerns with matters such as citizenship, equality and liberty in our current society. In contemporary United States, the degree of personhood affects political policies concerning the mentally ill and access to firearms, or undocumented citizens and the access to health …show more content…
Who came first, the human or the person? Does the human evaluate the person, does the person evaluate the human? Clearly one is above the other, and how do you assign who is who? According to Professor Pringle, “[an] artist envisions all possible scenarios, continuing to ask what it means to be human”. A classical themed conversation between two scientists takes place within the first 10 minutes of the film “Artificial Intelligence” concerning the foundation of meta-humans. One asked, “If a robot could genuinely love a person, what responsibility does that person hold toward that mecha in return?” Professor Hobby, the other scientist, instinctively responds, “In the beginning, didn’t God create Adam to love him?” There has to be a God in order for there to be a Adam, someone must have enough respect in society to label the other. Some might relate this to a parent and its connection to a child, a drug addict to its addiction, or a physicist to its formula; philosophically, this classical theme has been explored …show more content…
The male android prostitute said he was a guiltless pleasure for he is a but a advanced sexual toy. Will it still be guiltless if the android looked like a child? The film’s infamous “celebration of life” constitutes a gathering of left-wing activists that publically and brutally destroy robots to emit human patriotism. Does our current society have its own celebration of life? And finally, David, a child whose only desire in life was to be loved by his mother yet condemned to death. Was David not a person worthy of

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