Transcendence

I’m eagerly anticipating the opening of the new film featuring Johnny Depp, called Transcendence.  The film explores just how frightening science (when pursuing what can be done) can be.  The premise being the question of what makes us human and can we ‘upload’ that essence, our soul, our consciousness….into a computer mainframe?  The trailer promises a visual and cerebral treat for movie goers, but in watching it I can’t help but wonder if this is more of a horror film, or at the very least a psychological thriller.  This issue is important…it needs discussion… If Hollywood can dream this stuff up, are we mere decades from seeing it in science journals as a mainstream scientific endeavor?

 

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