LOVE MACHINA follows the stranger-than-fiction love story of Martine and Bina Rothblatt, futurists who believe through technology we can build a better future for humanity. In 2007 they commissioned Bina48, an “AI Mindfile” housed in a robotic bust based on Bina Rothblatt herself, as part of a multi-pronged attempt to ensure their love lasts forever. The Rothblatts are pioneers in satellite communications, organ transplantation, electric aviation and cryogenics. The documentary explores Martine and Bina's optimistic vision that there's a point in the future where digital consciousness, space settlement and these different technologies will converge to radically change life as we know it.
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Brendan Doyle, Peter Sillen
Co-Producer: Steffie Van Rhee, Co-Producer: Conor McBride, Co-Executive Producer: Dawn Bonder, Co-Executive Producer: Daniel J. Chalfen, Co-Executive Producer: Marci Wiseman, Supervising Editor: Brian A Kates, Additional Editor: Ben Mercer