Transcendence

Transcendence

Blu-ray Disc - 2014
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"A scientist's drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program"--From www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2014.
Branch Call Number: FIC Trans
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Transcendance [DVD]

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Palomino
Dec 07, 2017

Not only did it put me to sleep, I rewatched the part I missed and I still feel like I missed it. This came close to being an averagely good intellectual type science fiction movie.

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nordicleather
Nov 16, 2017

It kept my interest. The hypothesis is that a human intelligence can be up loaded into a computer & dispersed over the internet. In fact, the suggestion is that one day computers will have a soul. The technical path of getting there as displayed in the movie may lack some credibility. We are yet there. However, many believe that this is a credible goal for future generations. In the end of the movie a group called RIFT or Remove Intelligence from Technology do shut down the internet to save the world. The movie ends with a world without internet. They definately left room for a sequal. .

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Ky68RasK
Oct 27, 2017

Pretty good. A love story wrapped inside an sf flick, touching on the much-debated question about AI: good or bad? Will the machines try to replace us?

I won't tell you about the intentions of this particular one.

Last line (Paul Bettany voice-over) makes you cringe, it's so corny.

Boring, immoral, and not recommended. He tries to take the place of GOD. I wouldn't try it if I was him.

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Ba_kuPlanet
Nov 23, 2016

I'm still hoping for AI advancement and will continue to do so until all of mankind learns to work together nicely for the common good, equality to all without prejudiced.

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oneworker
Aug 19, 2016

Merging a human mind to a computer is an old SF theme. But here's a twist: it's the mind of a brilliant computer scientist. Guess what happens when the mind controls the Internet!? Another twist: nanotechnology enhancement. Another twist: how can the omnipotent computer mind ever be defeated? Stars Johnny Depp.

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Charbosaurus
Jul 30, 2016

Set in a frightening sci-fi world of Utilitarian terrorists fighting Hegelian totalitarianism, I'd call this a crappy hollywood romance. Much preferred Her and Ex Machina.

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solo1440
Jul 04, 2016

Its okay i guess

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readyrisa
Apr 26, 2016

Starts out slow...but it gets interesting with all the technology vs. humanity stuff....intriguing!

soatja Dec 29, 2015

Wow, was that bad! If you're longing for the cheesy sci-fi films Hollywood cracked out in the 1950s, this one's for you. Actually, my daughter and I had great fun mocking the ridiculous plot, the inane dialogue, and the wildly overblown technology backdrop of the movie. So it wasn't a total loss.

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jimg2000
Sep 02, 2014

“Will Caster in lecture: For 130,000 years, our capacity to reason has remained unchanged. The combined intellect of the neuroscientists, mathematicians and... hackers... in this auditorium pales in comparison to the most basic A.I. Once online, a sentient machine will quickly overcome the limits of biology. And in a short time, its analytic power will become greater than the collective intelligence of every person born in the history of the world. So imagine such an entity with a full range of human emotion. Even self-awareness. Some scientists refer to this as "the Singularity." I call it "Transcendence."

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