The popular 2013 Movie Her constructs a near-future world in which Theodore, a young single man, falls in love with a Samantha – an entirely virtual creation. In a recent Cambridge Paper on AI, author John Wyatt notes that ‘the fictional world of Her is not so far away’. He goes on to ask: “Will the promotion of ‘relationships’ with machines contribute to societal wellbeing and human flourishing, or provide new opportunities for manipulation and deception of the vulnerable?”. David Robertson at City Legal shares his reflections on the teaching of Genesis that ‘Humans are…Relational’.
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David Robertson is an experienced presenter and debater on the place of the Christian faith in the public sphere, a prolific blogger at The Wee Flea and he was the minister at St Peter's Free Church in Dundee, Scotland for 27 years. David joined City Bible Forum in 2019 to lead a new initiative called Third Space.