IoT missing from the future in 'Her'

Spike Jones’ latest film ‘Her’ is striking in how easy it is to imagine as the future. Singularity aside. Yet I was left wishing that Samantha could actuate back out into the real world. Imagine if she could interact with the physical world in a way that didn’t require human proxy’s – imagine if she could see form any surface, and move any object. Feel if something in the room was hot or cold and change its state.

I couldn’t help but think that if she had some way of interacting with the physical world in such a direct and fast way as she could interact with other AI’s, she would have not only been a better human helper, but she might not have had such an existential crisis and may not have joined with the other operating systems to leave people behind – thereby creating a precursor to a cylon style battle.

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