In the initial moments of the ‘Transcendence’ trailer, Johnny Depp’s character, Dr Will Caster, says, ‘The path to building super intelligence requires us to unlock the most fundamental secrets of the universe. Imagine a machine with the full range of human emotion.’
Caster is working on a machine whose analytical power will be greater than the collective intelligence of every human being born in the history of the world. However, an anti-technology organization isn’t amused with the idea of computers transcending the abilities of the human brain and one of its members shoots Caster with a radiation laced bullet.
That is when Evelyn (Rebecca Hall), Caster’s ladylove, comes up with a mindboggling solution; ‘Will's body is dying but his mind is a pattern of electrical signals, we can upload his consciousness. We can save him’, she says.
Basically, while Johnny Depp’s Will Caster’s body is dead, his brain is very much alive and kicking after being uploaded into a computer! Catch the ‘Transcendence’ trailer below and some stills on the following pages.