[LINK] Transcendence (2014) -- A movie about "technological singularity"
post by shminux
score: 8 (11 votes) ·
Transcendence is an upcoming movie, starring Johnny Depp:
Two leading computer scientists work toward their goal of Technological Singularity, as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.
It could be fun to speculate what the spin will be and how many standard pitfalls they will hit. I also wonder which side I would be rooting for. From the scarce descriptions available, it does not seem to be based on the idea of recursive self-improvement, but rather on mind uploading.
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comment by atucker
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Given that Johnny Depp appears to be on the Singularity side (as the uploaded human), I suspect that they'll be portrayed sympathetically, even if the ending isn't exactly happy.
comment by Elithrion
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Apparently an early script summary leaked. Spoilers:
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