In the clip, which was broadcast as part of an NHK documentary, the director of Spirited Away is shown a video of a computerised humanoid creature that has taught itself to walk by using its head and buttocks to shimmy along the ground.
Whoever creates this stuff has no idea what pain is whatsoever, he says.
Miyazaki s delivery has none of the vein-throbbing fury of a Gordon Ramsay – only the life-haunting melancholy of the disappointed father.
I strongly feel that this is an insult to life itself, Miyazaki adds.
A devastated researcher reels from the blow, and judging by the look on his face may never recover from it.
The video game medium, which stems as much from the computer science tradition as that of the arts, has often prioritised technological advancement over humanity and empathy in its on-screen depictions.