“Electronic Personality and Human Relationships”

How have computers and artificial intelligence changed our concept of others and affected our personal relationships? Will our relationships to technology become increasingly interpersonal? Can our electronic gadgets become our best friends? Referencing films such as Her, Marjorie Prime, and Bladerunner, Hugh Taft-Morales explores how computer apps, holograms, and robots challenge our concept of social relationships.

Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. His presence in Ethical Culture has been termed “invigorating.” Taft-Morales lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with his wife Maureen, a Latin American Analyst with the Congressional Research Service, with whom he has three beloved children, Sean, Maya, and Justin.

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