... you can learn from:
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Female Colleague: You know, it occurs to me... with all this animus existing against Mecha's today, it isn't simply a question of creating a robot who can love. But isn't the real conundrum, can you get a human to love them back?
Professor Hobby: Ours will be a perfect child caught in a freeze-frame... always loving, never ill, never changing. With all the childless couples yearning in vain for a license, our Mecha will not only open up a completely new market but will fill a great human need.
Female Colleague: But you haven't answered my question. If a robot could genuinely love a person, what responsibility does that person hold toward that Mecha in return? It's a moral question, isn't it?
Professor Hobby: The oldest one of all. But in the beginning, didn't God create Adam to love him?
Steven Spielberg's stab at Stanley Kubrick was released 15 years ago today. I loved the film at the time but I probably haven't seen it in a decade, save a glimpse here and there on TV - have any of you seen it recently? Does it hold up?