posted on May, 30 2010 @ 10:32 PM
It's a movie made for a human audience, so the filmmakers (James Cameron in this case) will use visual cues and images that make sense to us as a way
to express a complicated idea very quickly.
Sure, the robot does not need
to see floating words over its field view to make sense of what it is seeing, but we, as an audience, do need to
see these things.
In film and other forms of fiction this is known as the "willing suspension of disbelief." In theater the audience engages in this all the time.
By its very nature, a stage play is absurd, with people acting out stories on a riser with an audience watching them. Plus, you have people making
vocal pronouncements of their internal thoughts to the audience (asides and
), yet the audience is supposed to accept that what they are hearing
are the internal thought processes of the characters.
This is no different, really, we are just being given a kind of visual soliloquy of the internal thought process of a robot.