We are joined by Dave, the host of Pop Culture Case
Study, one of our favorite podcasts which pairs psychology with pop
culture, be it movies, music, books, tv shows, or comic books. The
new movie we will be talking about in this episode is a comic book
adaptation, the newest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
Avengers Age of Ultron.
This inspires a theme of Responsibility With Robots, where we look
back at the Pixar classic WALL-E, which predicts a future where
robots care for and ultimately control the survival of humanity,
going up against the second older film which is only a few
weeks old in EX MACHINA. This movie
has the responsibility for one being of artificial
intelligence being shared between a mad scientist and the
young man brought in to test her humanity.
Along the way we come up with the appropriate defensive porn
watching tactics to use against A.I. and wonder if lovable WALL-E
was involved in an abusive relationship.