The Independent | Spike Jonze’s film Her tells the story of a man who falls in love with his computer but could it be more than science fiction?

February 14, 2014

Source: The Independent — February 13, 2014 | Rhodri Marsden

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However, technology is moving faster than we might imagine. But Her is different; it depicts mutual love between man and machine that, for some reason, feels multi-faceted, amorous and profound. Just like the real thing.

Voice synthesis and voice recognition will improve markedly; conversing with computers will feel normal. According to Ray Kurzweil, Google’s director of engineering, backing up our minds to disk or to the cloud will become commonplace. [...]