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Sunday, August 9, 2015


Appearing on the M-Net Movies Premiere DStv Channel 103 on August 10 at 19h00 will be the science fiction thriller, Transcendence.

Directed in 2014 by Wally Pfister, the film stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany and Morgan Freeman

Computers closely resemble the human mind in the way they process data. What is lacking, is sentience – the ability to feel. Johnny Depp, one of the most sensitive and poetic actors of this age, plays the part of a scientist in search of this holy grail of artificial intelligence.

Dr Will Caster (Johnny Depp) becomes a target of a terrorist group intent of halting all research into artificial intelligence when he devises a method of transferring human intelligence (and emotions) to a powerful computer – and vice versa.