By Rodney Hill, Gene D. Phillips

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Less melodramatically, perhaps, robots will start making robots, and each generation of “copies” will depart farther from the human original. I. suggests, humans will either evolve into robots, or they will die off and be supplanted altogether by immortal machines (while the memory of their mortal makers gradually fades away). —is that perhaps the robots would themselves turn into creators and endeavor to construct human life forms. A more cinematic extension of this is revealed in the current state and future implications of moviemaking.

Strangely enough, when ABC canceled The Bionic Woman and sold it to NBC, Anderson became perhaps the only actor ever to portray the same character on two separate shows, running simultaneously, on two different networks. After his divorce in 1972, Anderson again proclaimed himself a changed man, all but owning up to his opportunism of the past. He told TV Guide, “I felt that all my moorings were slipping away. I turned to the scriptures and developed a faith that is strong. 14 ■ antiwar themes It’s related to everything I do.

Artificial Intelligence Many parents and children will recognize this as a metaphor for the institution and processes of adoption. The need the Swintons have for a boy is only partly satisfied by their acquisition of the robot David (the film never uses the preferred designation, “android,” which customarily refers to a biomechanical construction with synthetic flesh). The opening scenes of the film make it clear that no matter how hard he tries, and no matter how much the “parents” desire it, he may never be able to integrate completely into the human family, especially with his adoptive brother.

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