Johnny Depp questions humans' dependence on technology

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 - 9:29am IST | Place: Los Angeles | Agency: IANS
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Hollywood actor Johnny Depp, who will be seen in the role of a technology-obsessed scientist in his next movie 'Transcendence', questions the dependence of humans on technology in today's age.

"People have been fighting wars over "My god is better than your god' for thousands of years. In the 21st century, I think it's appropriate to look at the way human beings worship technology and what that could mean for our future," Depp said in a statement.

"Whether you're on the side of technology or ecology, a pacifist or an extremist, most people have very definite opinions, and the question of how far we should allow our dependence on computers to go is a question that needs to be asked," he added.

In 'Transcendence', the actor portrays the role of Will Caster, an artificial intelligence researcher who strives to create a machine that possesses sentience and collective intelligence.


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