Transcendence: An Alternative Movie PosterApril 11th, 2014
Artist Joe Fries created this great alternative movie poster for the upcoming Johnny Depp sci-fi film, Transcendence. Fries says that he immediately had ideas for the poster when he first heard of the premise of the film in which Depp’s character’s consciousness is “uploaded” into a computer as he lies dying and his surviving wife must deal with what comes next.
Transcendence is a film based on predictions made by futurists and scientists of events that may occur in the near future. For example, the Singularity is based on a prediction by Ray Kurzweil to occur around the year 2045 when artificial intelligence becomes smarter than the human mind. In the film, two leading computer scientists work toward their goal of Technological Singularity (often simply called the Singularity), as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.