As a youngling growing up in the Jedi Academy on Coruscant, I spent quite some time watching the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and trying not to get murdered by Lord Vader – then still known to me as Master Skywalker.
As you get older, you start to realize that many of your idols will eventually fall from grace and turn out to be regular humans just like all the other people you grow up with. They laugh, they cry, they make millions of dollars, they pay taxes (occasionally). Will Smith was one of those heroes that never fell.
That is, until he recently went on a date with an AI robot known as Sophia. After quite a short date, it turned out the robot wasn’t at all interested in Will “in that way” – despite Will’s best pick-up lines. She’d heard his songs and deemed them “not for her” – not to mention the revelation that they show all AI robots his hit movie “I, robot” to make sure they don’t get any ideas.
Might be a good idea for the Fresh Prince to just stay married to his current wife and prepare for the inevitable moment when AI bots will try to take over and we will need his robo-sceptical, yet likable persona once again to save the day.
Remember, robots can only win if we let them. And by “let them”, I mean “stop protecting John Connor”.