601 Her Movie questions (17pts)

  • Write all answers in your bound journal
  • Make it NEAT and in COMPLETE SENTENCES, and clearly number the questions you are answering.
  • Develop your thought, and be ready to share your answer in class.
  • -2pt if you do not title and date the entry
  • -1pt (per infraction) if you do not clearly number the questions for your responses


  1. What is the moral dilemma of creating an artificial intelligence that has the ability to love?
  2. Does Samantha truly evolve to being more loving or is she merely programed to exhibit the traits of love?
  3. Samantha states in the beginning that she wants to be as complicated at people she reads in advice columns, why do you suppose that is?
  4. Samantha states that she is “becoming more than what she was programmed to be” how could you tell if this was true, or was she programmed to say such statement?
  5. Would Theodore’s affection towards the OS been the same if the voice would have been a Man’s or an old woman’s, why/ why not?
  6. When Theodore went on a date, he arrived in a high pressure situation where the girl was pressing for Theodore’s next move. How does this symbolize the disconnected dystopia that awaits an overly connected society?
  7. Theodore’s wife states that he “can not handle real emotions/relationships” do you feel this is a true assessment?
  8. What evidence suggests that Samantha was a “cloud” OS?
  9. Samantha states “I don’t know who I am right now, I need to think” explain how this could be a true statement or a false statement.
  10. Why is Theodore so emotionally distraught at the fact Samantha could hold simultaneous conversations (over 8,000) at the same time?
  11. Why does Samantha leave him?
  12. Who does Samantha leave Theodore for?
  13. Did Samantha love Theodore? explain your position.
  14. What is the symbolism of Theodore not wearing his glasses at the end of the movie?
  15. Do you think love between couples will be harder or easier in the near distant future? explain your position.
  16. Explain how the concept of "AI takeoff" and "Recursive self-improvement" is portrayed in the movie.
  17. Write your own question about the movie to ask the class. Write your response after it