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You Make Me Feel Mighty Real

Hey, you wanna hear a joke?
Mmm-hmm …
What does a baby computer call its father?
I don’t know, what?
Data.

— Joaquin Phoenix, playing a lonely man, late-night murmuring to his sentient-operating-system love interest (voiced by Scarlett Johansson), in the Spike Jonze sci-fi-rom-com, “Her.”

This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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