Johnny Depp at the "Transcendence" Premiere at Village Theater in Los Angeles, April 10. 2014.
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April 18, 2014 8:20 AM EDT

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.


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