MIT Media Lab is trying yet again to push the boundaries of human-computer
interaction and this time studying the emotive relationships between man and
machine ... What do people think about this direction of trying to create
emotional relationships thus anthropomorphizing the machine to an "equal" to
the user. Is this an inevitability? or is it truly sci-fi? Are there places
today where this already exists? There is the whole "agent" idea that seems
to have fallen out of favor due to technological limits, but as the limits
blur moving forward, would "agents" be resucitated?