Transcendence promotes the evil religion of Transhumanism: The notion of downloading human consciousness into a computer has actually been proposed by scientists like Ray Kurzweil & Hans Morevec & other proponents of The Singularity. The concept resonates in the quasi-religious world of Transhumanist philosophy, a philosophy that promotes virtual immortality through mind transfer. Beyond its failures as drama, "Transcendence" actually promotes this ridiculous philosophy/religion. The movie not only suggests that transferring a mind into a computer is feasible & non-horrific, but it depicts a dystopian world caused by reducing/terminating technology. Aside from turning people into hive-mind nano-zombies, technology is shown as saving the eco-system if only the police/government/Luddite terrorist coalition would leave Depp/Evyln alone. The movie is not only narratively & dramatically bad, it's philosophically evil.