[ExI] Favorite ~H+ Movies

Brian J. Shores artillo at comcast.net
Wed Jun 27 06:43:38 UTC 2007

Wasn't Butterfly Effect sort of like Memento in that respect?
I may have mentioned to go see S1m0ne at one point, its one of my favorite
films. I always said that if they ever make a sequel to this move that they
should treat it gently and not water it down but go for the throat of the
issues of intelligence and AI and rights and privacy and media etc....

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Memento, with Guy Pearce. Very hard to explain why I think this is
transhumanist. Maybe the exploration of the nature of mind?
I think in some way it feels to me as though our normal mental architecture
is broken compared to what we need for real understanding of the universe,
analogous to the way his is for coping with normal life, and our struggle to
overcome feels similar, doomed and heroic and sickly facinating. 
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Boy, things have been tense around here lately. We
should be entitled to a little fun once in a while,
right? I thought it would be fun to make a list of our
favorite semi-transhumanist movies. This written
medium can sometimes be somewhat dry, and difficult to
express and share positive emotions with each other.
It may sound cheesy, but perhaps by sharing our
favorite movies, we could more easily recognize some
of the more fundamental feelings and aspirations
between us. [Maybe we could also suggest favorite
music pieces, but I'll let that begin on someone 
else's initiative.]

For my contribution, I recommend:

* Original Director's Cut of "Bladerunner".

You must see the original Director's Cut or you
haven't seen the movie... sorry :-) Sure, it's a 
dark-future themed movie, and it is slightly cheesy in
a few spots, but it does have some truly moving and
profound moments, in my opinion. I fully recommend it,


Jeffrey Herrlich 

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