Review of Time of Eve (2008)

Moving picture, 80 minutes

A guy who does not treat robots as people encounters a coffee shop that enforces Turing-style ignorance of whether or not its customers are human.

Low-key cyberpunk. An unusually effective treatment of the traditional jinzō ningen cognitive meltdown, by which I mean the dissonance resulting from competing human cerebral modules on perceiving an entity that matches schemata for living human and non-living things. The androids here are not as crushingly implausible as in many other examples of the subgenre, and there are some nice characters.

References here: Ex Machina (2014).

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