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  1. We can fall in love with anything that increases our self worth. Even the guy who falls in love with suicide is only increasing his self worth. Just to prove that love doesn\’t have to be bound by convention(opposite sex). That\’s why so many fetishes exist. masochism, necrophilia, pedophilia, etc., Personally I don\’t think \”love\” means anything anymore when someone says it to another human, because we love so many things that aren\’t \”human\” or \”conventional.\” Love for another human does not need words because it can\’t adequately be described. When I say, \”I love you\” to a person I care about, I\’m not really saying anything. It\’s like you saying, \”What do you like?\” and I respond, \”everything\” What have I said? nothing.

    As for poseur, I would think either a dilettante or a pedant, who would really be a skilled dilettante. You can knowledge for two things, showing off or advancing the field or other related fields.

  2. mmm, yes. people are capable of falling in love with any concept.

    however, reading that article, i find they made a terrible analogy. a machine is a tool. a statue is not. pygmalion fell in love with the replication of his ideal woman — love a priori. the statue is not a machine. it is a physical embodiment of self-love.

    to make their interpretation work, the artists running this exibit would have to make the man make the machine. \”pouring one\’s heart out to a computer\” does not strengthen their broken metaphor.

    the strength of the myth is that pygmalion creates woman in his image. man creates life. does man create mini tower in his image? is mini tower alive? mmm, no.

    gicheru: i\’d say most of english speakers would not agree with your use of \”falling in love\” — semantically, your definition is incongruous with the common use.

    the best part of what you said:
    When I say, \”I love you\” to a person I care about, I\’m not really saying anything. It\’s like you saying, \”What do you like?\” and I respond, \”everything\” What have I said? nothing.

    lol, that tells the world so much about you.

    wait wait, i want to stop but it\’s like i\’m having an MST3K moment…

    s for poseur, I would think either a dilettante or a pedant, who would really be a skilled dilettante. You can knowledge for two things, showing off or advancing the field or other related fields.

    Don\’t throw around big concepts without first learning the basics of English grammar, and in particular, the use of commas and the difference between verbs and nouns.

    XD

  3. now now be nice, hikaru!

    my fault for not really including more about the gallery exhibit which was quite artistic. the piece was about the experience and how it conjured our thoughts and emotions. in particular, one exhibit were two wheelchairs that moved on their own will. they printed out words on a scrap of paper and dropped it to the floor. these were fragments of a conversation, which changed when people were in the room as if they were intruding.

    research at cmu has been done for…creating things to represent human attachment. for instance, the hug: http://www.gizmag.co.uk/go/3921/ i really wonder how successful it is though, but i would assume its social network would encourage its success.

  4. OMG creepy! a warm fluffy inanimate robot that hugs you back… i instantly think of the giger face hugger and zombies. it grabs you, and won\’t let go…

    even at best, you\’re deep in the uncanny valley.

    oh, and it also reminds me of teledildonics…

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