Second episode of philoscifiz podcast on ‘I Am Mother’ (2019)
Out now – the second episode of philoscifiz, an on-screen sci-fi & philosophy podcast I present along with Dr Matthew J. Barnard (Lecturer in Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University).
With ‘I Am Mother’ (2019) we encounter the aftermath of a human apocalypse and the endeavours of a robot artificial intelligence to repopulate the Earth. But all is not as it seems for the young girl at the centre of events.
Swerving the ethical dilemma of the trolley problem – which is explored within the film – we hurtle straight for Kant, the birth of the enlightenment and the possibility of universal morality. We also touch upon Asimov’s laws of robotics, the lifetime of a civilisation within the Drake equation, as well as the lies and myths of Plato’s Republic.
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