But could anyone really fall in love with a piece of software? It may sound like the stuff of science fiction but, the truth is, much of the technology the film depicts is already with us. And scenarios like this might not be that far off. 'Love' is perhaps a metaphor for the kind of dependency or symbiosis we're heading towards.
Small independents versus big chains; bricks and mortar versus online; Bill Grimsey v Mary Portas: the debate about the future of the high street is nothing if not divisive. But safeguarding the future health of our high streets means moving away from the confrontational approach so beloved of UK media to focus instead on partnerships.
We constantly think about what tomorrow will bring and each year, we ask teams at Fjord to predict the major trends that will impact businesses and society next year. Here, we delve into several of our predictions for 2013 and share our thoughts on what companies need to consider to make sure they stay ahead of the curve.