Can Love be Electronic
—— After watching the motion picture A.I. (Artificial Intelligence)
What is real? How do you define real?
If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by you brain…
What is love? How do you define love? Who can tell? Maybe time will tell….
Love is the most complicated emotion that we can think about. Is love also simply electronic signals interpreted by our brain? If in that way, love could be interpreted by a supercomputer sooner or later in the future.
Love is the most consecrate thing we’ve got, love between lovers, love between kids and parents, love between you and all the others livings in the world. Is a computer consecrate enough to do this job?
Somebody once thought to cheat was so complicated that only human being could do. But it’s not necessary the case. The female fire worm lightens her lantern to show love to the male ones. Once a male fire worm comes to her, she kills and eats him. This is cheat, cruel enough to overwhelm the love.
David has been finding his love for so long a time as everybody wants to be loved. Though he is a robot who wants to become a real boy, he was so constant to walk in his way. Maybe right because of this, he just carried on according to his simple but sincere mind. While the real people know how to change their mind according to the environment at present.
David is also a child, who can tell the words from bottom of his heart without cheating, without flattering, without cark. So we said that the time we looked up at clouds and stars had gone. What we could do is just scream or being hysterical.
David is an embodiment of all these questions, questions to be presented to all of us.
David finally slept in the happiness of been loved. This maybe the best way we could find to end the film. But not the best answer to all the questions, which are still waiting for us to answer, which might never be answered.
Love needs too much. It’s not just a four-letters word, not a bunch of roses , not a box of chocolates, not a kiss, not a telephone lasting all through the night, not like what the pop songs told us, maybe not a creation that artificial intelligence could take place.
The director tried to tell us all these through the boy, through the fairy tale. Although it is far from enough.
I have always a prejudice against some of the so-called big productions from Hollywood, which are full of violence, car crashing, f***ing. All these were just like the robots’ being slaughtered in the circus while the numb people shouted and laughed like tyrants.
This film doesn’t belong to these. At least we got some idea to ponder, not just a two hours’ excitement.
Nowadays there are just too many people satisfied with a two hours’ excitement only. Yes, we are busy all days; we need to be excited, to forget all we’ve been thinking about. But it’s just a way to shirk all these. Until one day we finally realize that this can never be evaded, like death, which is just a part of life.
My Way remix:
I know you do exist but do not know where to find you
I know you will arrive one day but do not know when that day will come
Like Jesus to a child you watch me living in exhaustion without giving even a clue
I walk in my way
I am wandering endlessly in this black and tediously long night
Compass runs in chaos
Only the moon will guide me
There are people everywhere
There is no one anywhere
I am jogging, running endlessly
I hope to walk with my friends
I wish to find my love
But I am still blind to find it
I can feel it in my heart and I have smiles on my face wherever I go
Wandering aimlessly endlessly
I move slowly towards that distant spot of faint light until one day my heart was broken and I depart from this world …you will arrive
I am wandering in a dream
Would you please just kindly not to wake me up….
Oct 6th, 2001
All these above were written under rheum headache and hysteria. Mad, logical, grammar and spelling mistakes may be.
Producted in 2001. Reissued in 2007.