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Transcendent Thoughts

by Elizabeth Stanley Apr 16, 2014

From TFH Producer Elizabeth Stanley…

A friend of mine was having trouble with a business colleague and asked an attorney friend what to do. Without hesitation, he answered “Take him out”. “To lunch?” she replied. The lawyer said “No, kill him.”

I couldn’t help but recall this story after Joe and I saw the trailer for Transcendence starring Johnny Depp. If you don’t already know, it’s about what happens when man and machine meld. They could have titled it Him.

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In Her, the computer operating system Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johannson) leaves a trail of broken hearts in her wake. But once the brilliant AI scientist Will (played by Depp) has his mind uploaded to a computer, he embarks on an odyssey of global destruction and world domination. Need I say more?