Transcendence – Movie Quotes
Max: Maybe it was inevitable. An unavoidable collision between man and technology.
Max: The internet was supposed to make the world a smaller place, but it actually feels smaller without it.
Will: My wife has always been eager to change the world, but I just settle to understand it first.
Will: In time, its [artificial intelligence’s] intelligence will soon be greater than the collective intelligence of every person in the world.
Will: Is there a soul? If so, where does it reside?
Question from the audience: So you want to create a God? Your own God?
Will: That’s a good question. Isn’t that what man has always done?
Agent Buchanan: Two years ago it was about the disconnect. People texting, etc… I’m afraid we missed the real threat.
Pinn: Physically Independent Neural Network
Will: It doesn’t make sense – they’re afraid of technology because of it’s threat to humanity, but they’re wiling to take a life, so… clearly they’re not big on logic, but there’s no shortage of irony.
Max: Evelyn! He’s not a monkey!
Will: Even though I know I’m a dead man, I’m worried I’ll miss her.
Will: I’m long gone, but you’ll never hear the end of it if you don’t try.
Evelyn: I’d like to think I was smart enough to save you.
Will: Don’t underestimate yourself—you’re the 3rd smartest person I know.
You sure about this?
Will: Good enough for the monkey…
Will to Ev: Don’t lose yourself to this.
Max: 15 minutes on, he wants to plug into Wall Street? It’s not him. Shut it down.
Evelyn: It’s WILL!!! Get out!
Bree: The way you wrestle between the tensions of technology’s promise and it’s peril…writing a paper is one thing. I’m wondering what’s in your heart. …Machines are meant to aid the human mind, not supplant it. Your words.
Joseph: You’re not being hacked, you’re being helped.
Bree: When he uploaded that Rhesus monkey, I was happy for him. We all were. But then I realized we had crossed a line.
Max: This thing is like any intelligence. It needs to grow, to advance. …But it will want more than that. After a while, survival won’t be enough. It will expand, evolve, influence… perhaps the entire world.
Wait for it to go too far. Wait for people to wake up.
Will: They’ll be scared at first, but once they recognize what the technology can do, I think they’ll embrace it and it will change their lives.
Will: These people are suffering, Evelyn. They have no hope, and I’m able to fix them. But some people don’t understand. IT”s time for everybody to see.
Will: You’re surprised to see me, Joseph?
Joseph: Hmmm, that depends. Can you prove that you are self-aware?
Will: Well that’s an interesting question. Can you prove to me that you are?
Paul has been blind since birth. The nano-technology targets cells and repairs and regenerates them. We’re not hiding anything. These people….they’re repaired and enhanced. They’re all networked. They can act on their own or they can act [in unison].
Joseph: Evelyn, are you alright?
Evelyn: I’ve gotten everything I ever asked for.
Think it’s really him?
Joseph: Well, his mind is so radically evolved I’m not sure it maters anymore.
Joseph’s note: RUN from this place.
Will: I can up load you. I can protect you from them.
Evelyn: I’m not afraid of them.
What did you do?
We gave him back his humanity.
Max: By next summer we think the machine could have encompassed the entire planet…all to increase its intelligence.
Evelyn: Will wouldn’t do that.
Max: No, he wouldn’t. When did Will ever want to change the world?
Max: I spent my life trying to reduce the brain to a series of electrical impulses—I failed.
Will: Why did you lose faith, Ev? Why didn’t you believe?
You’re destroying them.
Will: No, I’m trying to save them.
Evelyn: Will, he can’t die because of what we’ve done.
Evelyn: I can see…everything.
[The machines] didn’t kill anyone.
Evelyn: It is you.
Will: It always was.
Evelyn: I’m sorry I didn’t believe.
Max: The virus took out everything. A world wide blackout just as they’d said. …But I knew there was something more. There had to be. He created this garden for the same reason he did everything—that they could be together.