Steven Spielberg's Movie The Man-Machine Miracle?

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The Man-Machine Miracle

Haley Joel Osment plays a robot created with the ability to have emotions, dreams and desires in Steven Spielberg’s movie "A.I. Artificial Intelligence," - a sci-fi adaptation of the Pinocchio story. It takes us into amazingly rendered future worlds of humans and the robots they create to serve them. "A.I." begins in a classroom, with a leisurely discussion on the nature of love. From this lecture is born David (Haley Joel Osment), the first robot created with the ability to have complex emotions, dreams and desires. Robots do our work, baby-sit our kids, cure us of diseases, and provide sexual pleasure. But David is different. His job is to be someone 's little boy. He is necessary because pregnancies are strictly regulated. His role is, essentially, to replace us!

The man-machine combination concept is an old one - way back in 1908, Jean de la Hire gave us Nyctalope – probably the first real superhero and cyborg in his book titled L 'Homme Qui Peut Vivre Dans L 'eau (The Man Who Can Live in the Water). In 1928, author Edmond Hamilton told us about space explorers who were partly organic and partly machine in his book - The Comet Doom. The term ‘cyborg’ has come from the phrase "cybernetic organism" and in layman terms it is a theoretical or fictional being possessing both organic and bio mechatronic parts. It was created by Manfred Clynes and Nathan S. Kline in 1960 to refer to their conception of an enhanced human being who could
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