What struck me more than anything was the fact that the relationship dialog was so well written and authentic to so many relationships between men and women. It could just as easily have been virtually any long-distance or online-only relationship. The only real difference was that in this case there was no illusion or pretense of ever having a real-world meeting, because, again, he knew from the start that she was just an operating system.
The movie portrayed them as "dating." He had a little handheld device with a camera that allowed "her" to see where he was and more or less "be with him." Through an earpiece he could talk to her. It was really not that far away from a relationship based on something like Skype with a mobile device.
Part of what came across was that even this circumstance wasn't "safe" from the emotional entanglements of a real-world relationship. She could sense his distance, distraction, vulnerabilities, joy and anger, just as real people do in both the real world and online real world of real humans. Given that we have everything but touch, and physical presence, why is it sometimes more appealing to live without those things? I think that anyone who has been in a "serious" long-distance romance or relationship has probably experienced these emotional complications, but again, without the fulfillment of all the wonderful things that being with someone physically brings.
Is what we really crave emotional closeness and connection? If the physical presence too much? Is it the fear of complications that come with sexuality? The fear that the real world will ruin the illusions of possible perfection that long-distance love provides? Oh well, just some things to ponder.
Things I am:Liberal. Free spirited. Creative. Fun. Adventurous. Responsible. Passionate. Compassionate. Striving to live in the moment. Sentimental about the past. Change oriented. Life experienced yet I approach many things with a beginner's mind. Intellectually inquisitive. Emotionally appropriate and available. I am moved by the beauty, irony and poetry of life. Everyone who knows me says that I have a great sense of humor; but I know when to be serious. At times I have been called intense and other times laid back. I tend to be spontaneous. Tolerant.
Things I like: Diversity, variety and eclecticism. Music, all kinds. Art, black and white photography, books, writing, films, good conversation. Chocolate. Intimacy. Sensuality. I love to travel, and I'm lucky enough to have visited many fantastic places and had many enriching experiences, but there are so many places left to see. I'd love to hook up with someone with an unquenchable wanderlust and a valid passport. I like the beach, the country and the city. I like going to concerts; museums and galleries, movies, restaurants, and staying home with a good book or a new CD. I work out regularly, not obsessively.
Things I'm not: Particularly traditional. A big sports fan. A golfer, a hunter. A big drinker. Expecting dinner on the table or my shirts ironed. A big TV watcher. Corporate. Compulsive.