Surrogates

A thought-provoking movie – about the role of technology as a double-edge ‘sword’ – and about the obsession of human beings for perfection and beauty. In this movie, high-tech surrogates were invented to substitute the human form – where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots. The high-tech surrogates allows people to purchase unflawed robotic versions of themselves – fit, good looking remotely controlled machines that ultimately assume their life roles – enabling people to experience life from the comfort and safety of their own homes – and rendering them invincible.

Since the face and the physique of the robot is chosen by the human counterpart to represent him/her, the identity of anyone becomes ambiguous – a fat man can choose a hot-sexy-chick-human-robot to live in the outside world, while he sits in his comfort of his own home controlling the movement of his surrogate. Quite freakish to think about this type of technology – causing the absence of real human interactions and the lost of real identity of yourself.

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1 Response to Surrogates

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    Well written review on Surrogates. Even if the technology comes true, I don't think some people will like it. People around won't be real.

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