I just finished reading a film review by A.O. Scott for the science fiction movie "Moon". In he writes a line that, for me, wonderfully sums up the tension between technology and humanity often found in science fiction:
"“Moon” is a meditation on the conflict between the streamlining tendencies of technological progress and the stubborn persistence of feelings and desires that can’t be tamed by utilitarian imperatives."
Okay, kinda heady, but I think he means to say that,
Life is messy, mysterious, and wonderful, after all…