Her (the movie) with Joaquin Phoenix & Amy Adams - is this the future of technology?
Set in Los Angeles, slightly in the future, "her" follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha," a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. From the unique perspective of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world.
Samantha is certainly quite an operating system... imagine an OS asking you after being installed a couple of questions and uniquely tailing itself for you. OK, the personality here was quite a bit into the future still maybe but I certainly could see humans falling for it and attaching themselves to it. Early tests with robots are showing the same tendencies from humans, and Siri, Alexa and Google Home are starting on their journey towards this...
Watch the trailer at https://youtu.be/WzV6mXIOVl4