‘Almost Human’ Review: R2-D2 in a Sea of Suris

Technology seems designed to make us more reliant on it, and less connected to humans. That’s a good business model – What? You’re still using the iPhone 4? What about Suri? – but it doesn’t do much for the relationships that sustain us. The sleek phones our friends tap on at dinner insult us, no matter how hard we try not to resent them.

“Almost Human” creator J.H. Wyman says the show sprung from his frustration at his 21-year-old daughter texting him instead of calling, so he could hear the tone of her voice. It’s lovely idea for a show.




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