The actor said aspects of the new movie, about a man whose body dies but whose consciousness lives on in a computer, could be fact and not science fiction a lot sooner than we think. “[Transcendence] is a foretelling of what’s to come,” he says.
The star of the new film Transcendence, about a man whose body dies but whose consciousness lives on in a computer, thinks we’re close to having that kind of technology become more than a movie plot.
“When you look at it’s kind of a sci-fi thing,” Johnny Depp said in an interview with MTV News. “But when you dig a little bit deeper the technology that we use in the film… is very close to becoming a reality and will be a reality in the next 30 years.
“[Transcendence] is a foretelling of what’s to come,” Depp added.
Well, let’s think. Watch-phones have become a reality. Robo-cops are on the horizon. Maybe Depp is right and humans as computers are next up. But if Terminator taught us anything, we should be worried.