Golden Globe Awards The Dailies | Nominee profile: Joaquin Phoenix Her
December 24, 2013
Source: Golden Globe Awards The Dailies — December 24, 2013 | Luca Celada
The film imagines the imminent advent of artificial intelligence and “emotional machines,” the so-called “singularity,” first postulated by futurist Ray Kurzweil and that many technology experts consider to be an inevitable coming development.
It’s a technological prospect that some may find unsettling; not Phoenix, however: “I think it’s very exciting,” he recently said on the subject, “I think it’s just the next evolutionary step. I love the idea of Ray Kurzweil, and some of his ideas about the future I think are really exciting. It doesn’t make me nervous at all. I think there will be a point where we merge with technology and I think it’s going to be cool.” [...]
The film Her was been nominated for best motion picture comedy, best screenplay, and its star, Joaquin Phoenix, for best performance in a motion picture comedy.
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