August 6, 2015
In this artificially intelligent episode, Andrew and Ben give two robotic thumbs up to Ex Machina, and try to wrap their all-too-human brains around consciousness and the technological singularity
We also hear from Adam Rutherford
, a scientific advisor on one of the film, on the process of 'sanity checking' the script, and from Stephen Gallagher
about how Ex Machina seems to herald the return of more thoughtful science fiction.
Based on a (possibly) throwaway comment in the film, we also manage to crowbar in some of our favourite 80s (and 80s-inspired) synth pop.
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If you're particularly interested in manifestos, Donna Harraway's essay A Cyborg Manifesto
is also available, from The European Graduate School.