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Transcendence 2014


Transcendence

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Transcendence is a 2014 British-American-Chinese science fiction film directed by cinematographer Wally Pfister in his directorial debut, and written by Jack Paglan. The film stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Paul Bettany and Morgan Freeman. Pfister's usual collaborator, Christopher Nolan, served as executive producer on the project.

Paglan's screenplay was formerly part of what is known as The Black List, a set of popular but unproduced screenplays in Hollywood.

This article's plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. (April 2014)
Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is an artificial intelligence researcher and part of a team of scientists striving to create a machine that possesses sentience and collective intelligence, an event which Will calls "Transcendence".

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Transcendence
At a presentation led by his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) to attract potential sponsors, Will is shot by an anti-AI extremist. This occurs simultaneously with terrorist attacks on every other AI research facility in the world. Will survives the initial attack, but doctors discover that the bullet was laced with radioactive material, which will eventually shut down Will's vital organs, resulting in his death.

In desperation, Evelyn comes up with a plan to upload Will's consciousness, using the "quantum processors" of the P.I.N.N. project (the advanced artificial intelligence program they were working on). This would allow him to survive in digital form, stay with her, and complete the project. His best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), also a researcher, questions the wisdom of this choice, saying an incomplete download of Will's consciousness would not be Will, but something else, possibly catastrophically dangerous.

Despite rough beginnings, Will's likeness survives his body's death in the processors - and requests to be connected to the Internet so as to grow in capability and