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    09 Mar '15 22:16
    Given that progressively more people are conducting relationships on line, and computer programs are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, might there come a time when a relationship with a positively(supportive,creative non judgemental etc) programmed computer personality would be better for the human partner than a negative (judgemental,critical etc) "real" person?.
  2. Standard memberRBHILL
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    09 Mar '15 22:33
    Originally posted by OdBod
    Given that progressively more people are conducting relationships on line, and computer programs are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, might there come a time when a relationship with a positively(supportive,creative non judgemental etc) programmed computer personality would be better for the human partner than a negative (judgemental,critical etc) "real" person?.
    How can you grow and mature with no one correcting you?
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    09 Mar '15 22:35
    Originally posted by OdBod
    Given that progressively more people are conducting relationships on line, and computer programs are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, might there come a time when a relationship with a positively(supportive,creative non judgemental etc) programmed computer personality would be better for the human partner than a negative (judgemental,critical etc) "real" person?.
    They aren't very cuddly. The tendency to be judgemental may be an important part of the relationship. If the machine is programmed to always be nice, it's of no great value when it is.
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    09 Mar '15 22:44
    Originally posted by DeepThought to OdBod
    They aren't very cuddly. The tendency to be judgemental may be an important part of the relationship.
    If the machine is programmed to always be nice, it's of no great value when it is.
    "If the machine is programmed to always be nice, it's of no great value when it is."
    --DeepThought

    Even when we are not on 'computer dates', some men would prefer that
    I always appear 'nice' and completely non-critical toward them.
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    09 Mar '15 22:45
    Everyone go watch "Her" and then come back...

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798709/
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    09 Mar '15 22:47
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    How can you grow and mature with no one correcting you?
    How can you grow and mature with someone correcting you?
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    09 Mar '15 23:05
    I think you guys are probably right, a certain amount of judgement and criticism may be required for personal growth. What do you think to the idea that these characteristics could be tailored to the sensibilities of the human partner. Also such criticism would not arise from ulterior motives and ego.
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    09 Mar '15 23:34
    Originally posted by OdBod
    Given that progressively more people are conducting relationships on line, and computer programs are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, might there come a time when a relationship with a positively(supportive,creative non judgemental etc) programmed computer personality would be better for the human partner than a negative (judgemental,critical etc) "real" person?.
    Did you see the 2013 movie Her?

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798709/
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    09 Mar '15 23:35
    Originally posted by googlefudge
    Everyone go watch "Her" and then come back...

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798709/
    Wow, scooped. Very good, GF.
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    09 Mar '15 23:47
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Did you see the 2013 movie Her?

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798709/
    No, but I got the general idea of it and from HAL in 2001 and other sources. There have been lots of films/literature on the subject, I'm just wondering where it might lead us.
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    09 Mar '15 23:59
    Originally posted by OdBod
    No, but I got the general idea of it and from HAL in 2001 and other sources. There have been lots of films/literature on the subject, I'm just wondering where it might lead us.
    Assuming the same explosive growth in knowledge as we have seen in the last 100 years, maybe 200 years from now computers will be androids with totally human bodies and you just order what you want, woman, man, intellectual, physical, whatever.
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    10 Mar '15 00:152 edits
    Originally posted by googlefudge
    Everyone go watch "Her" and then come back...

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798709/
    In the 1959 'Twilight Zone' episode 'The Lonely', a man sentenced to live alone
    on an asteroid falls in love with a female robot, who he eventually believes
    is a real woman. When offered his freedom and a return to Earth, he initially
    refuses to leave the asteroid without his beloved 'Alicia'.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734656/
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    10 Mar '15 17:44
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    How can you grow and mature with someone correcting you?
    If you keep touching the oven without someone telling you not to you keep doing it.
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    10 Mar '15 18:10
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    If you keep touching the oven without someone telling you not to you keep doing it.
    ???

    You do???
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    10 Mar '15 18:44
    Originally posted by OdBod
    Given that progressively more people are conducting relationships on line, and computer programs are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, might there come a time when a relationship with a positively(supportive,creative non judgemental etc) programmed computer personality would be better for the human partner than a negative (judgemental,critical etc) "real" person?.
    Sorry, your too late, its already happening:
    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-24614830

    I have also seen it an a documentary. I'll have to look for it.
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