I’ve just watched a movie called “Her”. It is sci-fi romantic comedy movie starred by Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johanson. It’s written and directed by Spike Jonze who is well known by “Being John Malkovich”. It’s very authentic, futuristic, yet make sense because very possible to happen. And yep, quite romantic.
The main story is about man in his loneliness falling in love with an operating system equipped with artificial intelligence. It’s confusing but also beautiful. I felt like watching “Wall-E” where future turns humans into solitaires and technology-dependent loners. I saw the ironic, when people find affection and love from something programmed and created by another people. People lose their ability to love but need love desperately. And don’t you feel it? it’s happening now actually.
I don’t know what’s wrong but we are getting more helpless as time goes by. We become so much self centered. Unconsciously seeking attention and appreciation in social media for every wisdom we thought, every place we visited, every food we ate, every book we red, every movie watched, every song listened, even every problem that we got. We search warmth and affection. But ironically, what’s sought by humans can not be provided by humans. So they search it through technology. And it’s not merely a tool. Technology becomes a major need. Since it provides what we need the most in life: recognition of existence, as what Maslow said.
So, will future be so lonely?
I hope not.