Transcendence (2014) quotes

Director
Wally Pfister.

Cast
Johnny Depp.
Morgan Freeman.
Kate Mara.
Rebecca Hall.

A scientist’s drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program.

So you want to create a god? Your own god?
– Audience Member
That’s a very good question. Isn’t that what man has always done?
– Will

I need you to wait here.
– Will Caster
What? Where are you going?
– Evelyn Caster
Everywhere.
– Will Caster

My wife has always been eager to change the world. But I’ll just settle for understanding it first.
– Will Caster

For 130,000 years, our capacity to reason has remained unchanged. The combined intellect of the neuroscientists, mathematicians and… hackers… in this auditoirum pales in comparison to the most basic A.I. Once online, a sentient machine will quickly overcome the limits of biology. And in a short time, its analytic power will become greater than the collective intelligence of every person born in the history of the world. So imagine such an entity with a full range of human emotion. Even self-awareness. Some scientists refer to this as “the Singularity.” I call it “Transcendence.”
– Will Caster

Look at the sky. The clouds. We’re healing the ecosystem. not harming it. Particles join the air, building themselves out of pollutant. Forests can be regrown. Water so pure, you can drink out of any river. This is your dream.
– Will

He created this garden for the same reason he did everything. So they could be together.
– Max Waters

Shut it down!
– Max Waters
It? That’s HIM!
– Evelyn Caster

I’ll never let you go.
– Will Caster

Why did you lose faith Evelyn? Why didn’t you believe in me?
– Will Caster

Will?
– Joseph Tagger
You surprised to see me, Joseph?
– Will Caster
Um… That depends.
– Joseph Tagger
On what?
– Will Caster
Can you prove you’re self-aware?
– Joseph Tagger
That’s a difficult question, Dr. Tagger. Can you prove that you are?
– Will Caster
Well, he certainly hasn’t lost his sense of humor.
– Evelyn Caster

What are we doing, Will? We can’t fight them.
– Evelyn Caster
We’re not gonna fight them. We’re gonna transcend them.
– Will Caster

Will, this is wrong. This is – these are my thoughts! These are my feelings! You’re not allowed!
– Evelyn Caster
Evelyn.
– Will Caster

We’re all gonna need someone to blame when thing goes sideways.
– Agent Buchanan
It’s already sideways.
– Colonel Stevens