Love machine was a very interesting movie. It didn’t do much to address what I consider to be the root questions. This is acceptable, however, because I have no idea how a documentary could effectively address questions such as ‘What is love?’, etc.

I think that the question of weather or not robots will ever to be genuinely able to experience love depends on several things. First of all, it depends on your definition of love. There are many ways to explain love that would imply that the emotion is limited to humans, and is the direct result of the evolutionary path that humans have followed. A more open definition of love could be: An individual P is experiencing love with Q when P’s has more concern for then the wellbeing of Q than for P’s own wellbeing. This definition could easily include robots.

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