Category: Film


Response to Susan Schneider’s The Philosophy of ‘Her’

In a March 2nd, 2014 New York times article, Susan Schneider used the recent film ‘Her’ to analyze some of the philosophical challenges to the concept of mind-uploading, whereby a person’s mind is transferred from a brain to some sort of computer. She presented some common (although admittedly fascinating) hypothetical thought-experiments, drawing conclusions to match. I offer alternative explanations for these scenarios.


Spike Jonze’s Her and the Big Question

“There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same: only love.”
[This piece includes spoilers for the movie Her and also for Don Juan DeMarco, but that one is 20 years old, so come on: you’ve had your chance.]


Film: Jupiter Ascending Trailer

Jupiter Ascending is a new film in production by Lana and Andy Wachowski, a science fiction space opera, that seemingly also includes some transhumanist elements. The trailer looks pretty great.