The unraveling of Rita Goodall's entire existence was more or less a good thing. Her absolute life built upon school and grades turned out to be a complete sham, yet it wasn't until the last entangled thread laid out did she notice. By then, she already had dug her grave and was waiting for the funeral.
Taking a further step into this subject, Margaret asked why would we expect robots come into our lives and she answered this question in an ironic tone that “Because, deep down, we desire them.” By listing the artistic works and realistic inventions ranging from the story of a Sumerian
At work, people are claiming to be too busy on their devices to be able to have conversations. In fact, they do not want to have the face to face interaction, but would “rather just do things on [their] blackberry” (136). Moreover, a “sixteen-year-old boy who relies on texting for almost everything says wistfully, ‘Someday, someday, but certainly not now, I’d like to learn how to have a conversation’” (136). The reliance on technology has increased significantly and the necessity for conversation has pivoted. A teenage boy confesses that he feels more comfortable talking to an “artificial intelligence program” (138) about dating instead of his own father. Similarly, many people want “Siri, the digital assistant on Apple’s iPhone, [to become] more advanced, [because] ‘she’ will be more and more like a best friend” (138). Robots are being given more credit for comforting humans than humans themselves. Not only are the younger generations thinking this, but also the elders. When Turkle brought a baby seal robot to a nursing home, an elder woman began to speak to it and feel comforted by it. It is a tragedy that humans are feeling a deeper connection with robots than other humans. Humans have the experiences and the feelings that the robots are not capable of having. Hence, there is confusion about the difference between conversation and
“ I’m sorry, but I would like to know what your name is.” he said sincerely.
Jason stepped forward and extended his hand. “Good morning, Mr. Birch. We can’t tell you how excited we are to have you here,” Jason said.
“Where am I? What happened? Why a… wait where are they” ace said as his green eye scanned the room for his friends but saw no signs of them. Why is it so dark in here? he thought as he pushed himself off the cold ,dusty floor and started to walk in the terribly lit hallway
The setup is robotic, asking intimate questions and expecting simple answers. However, it is intelligent enough to interpret Theodore’s complex answers, which is humorous to the audience who anthropormothise technology all the time. For example, Siri.