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While the movie does not list a specific time period where this movie is set, the level of technology present suggests that it is in the near-future.
originally posted by: EternalShadow
In my opinion, the movie represents the complete submission to technology as people are seen walking around quite oblivious to anything aside from where they are going and their relationships with their own OS.
It seems like a utopian society, but there's a weakness in paradise: the ability to stay engaged with your fellow human beings.
The AI is so good at being everything that no one really needs each other anymore. They seem to just look to each other for approval of their virtual relationships, and if I remember correctly, did Theodore actually marry his OS?
I think Theodore's job writing "hallmark cards" represents an actual need in the society as people are becoming less connected to each other; actually having a hard time finding the right words, and then being seduced by an OS that says all the right things.
I can't remember if the OS is purchased or simply given away if you want it? Maybe someone could clarify that.
Been a while since I seen, but overall it makes some thoughtful scenarios for discussion.
(Anything..... and I mean ANYTHING besides political discussion at this point is freaking priceless... thank you.)
originally posted by: Justso
a reply to: UKTruth
"Her" was just really depressing to me. No satisfaction. And did he ever really learn true love or just the usual "it's all about my needs?"