"Transcendence", the movie.
March 30, 2014 11:34 PM Subscribe
Arthur C. Clarke's "Three Laws of Robotics" is almost a cliche'. And the new Johnny Depp movie "Transcendence" is in the tradition of movies that warn of the moment when machines become aware. But, is there any truth to them? When Technological Singularity occurs, what will machines think of us and if not very highly, what would their goal be? To move beyond Earth, to optimize planetary resources? Or, as Norman in the classis Star Trek episode, "I Mudd" said, "To Serve." If Michigan State University can offer classes on the Zombie Apocalypse, surely somebody besides Ray Kurzweil can speak to this?