Slate | Her Spike Jonze’s wistful portrait of our love affair with technology

December 19, 2013

Slate — December 19, 2013 | Dana Stevens

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It’s one of Her’s great strengths that it’s neither dystopian nor utopian in its vision of the coming singularity (the writer Ray Kurzweil’s term for an imagined future in which technology will have achieved consciousness).

In the first hour especially, there are many well-chosen details that satirize our growing dependence on gadgets to enhance moment-to-moment lived experience. [...]