#317: Colossus: The Forbin Project

Episode Rundown
00:29 – Manipulating work subordinates with tragedy
03:02 – Uncle Dean
07:05 – The original AI takeover plot
08:39 – 1970s science fiction flicks
18:42 – Kickin’ it in the shade with presidential whores
19:52 – Overvaluing a machine’s lack of emotion
21:48 – Information versus knowledge – a deep cut
28:58 – Where is the public outcry for such a crazy proposal?
31:06 – The paradox of fallible beings creating infallible beings
37:35 – Mo’ money mo’ problems and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fu*k
43:00 – The scale of the Colossus set piece
46:58 – Eric Braeden’s portrayal of Dr. Forbin
52:03 – Colossus is single and looking to mingle
55:39 – Facebook AI creates its own language
58:06 – Google Eyeballs and the future of marketing
1:06:48 – The only penalty is death
1:11:54 – The machine versions of Mickey and Mallory Knox
1:16:39 – It’s not a phone it’s a computer that can make calls
1:21:39 – The abusive and controlling computer spouse
1:24:19 – Exploiting the Colossus blind spot for human relationships
1:32:15 – Colossus the porn director

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