A Little Magic with Your Technology

Transcendence2014PosterIn the very forgettable movie Transcendence, which we saw this weekend and will probably not still be in theaters next weekend, Johnny Depp is a brilliant scientist working on Artificial Intelligence research. If you’ve seen the trailer you know the basic plot — he’s shot and fatally wounded by a group of anti-technology terrorists (who,¬†ironically, use quite a bit of technology when it meets their needs). Before Depp dies, his equally brilliant wife “uploads his consciousness” onto¬†some hard drives, thus saving a version of “him.” Science: 1 point, death: 0. Only, wait, is that really him in that computer and why does he suddenly want to go online, get more power, take over the world? Mwahahaha. Continue reading “A Little Magic with Your Technology”