Film: Transendence Trailers

transcendence-teaser-pic“Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him. However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed—to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can…but if they should. Their worst fears are realized as Will’s thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him.”

Transcendence co-stars Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara and Paul Bettany.

4 Responses

  1. hannes says:

    It seems Ray Kurzweil is the inspiration for the figure of Will Caster played by Johnny Depp in this movie. Uploading and transcendence are themes promoted frequently by Kurzweil we all know. And his thirst for knowledge is also well-known but if he also has a thirst for power I don’t know…

    • Ant Henson says:

      Or possibly Prof. Kevin Warwick?

      • Patrick says:

        I think Ray Kurzweil is wrongly attributed with all these ideas. He makes the word get around but at the same time makes it look like he single-handedly thought them up, for which people start calling those ideas as a nuthead job. I don’t blame the man, it’s just the media coverage he attracts could improve and get the other people working on transhumanist projects.

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