I watched a movie few years ago about a man who was dying. He was attempting to upload his consciousnesses to a computer. And when his wife succeeded, some guys came to destroy him, but she managed to save him. He asked her to connect him to the internet, and he spread to every computer, and used them like RAM. At the end I remember some people were trying to kill him but ended up destroying every computer on the planet with a virus.

  • Talk about painting the town red
    – Steve-O
    Commented Dec 5, 2017 at 5:45

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This is Trancendence.

Starring Johnny Depp as a scientist who uploads his consciousness into a computer to prevent his death (with the help of his wife). AI Johnny then escapes to the internet and builds his own world with reprogrammed machines etc, which getting exponentially more powerful, drawing opposition from the government etc. It ends with a virus wiping out almost all technology, but hints at a few nanomachine bits of computer Johnny surviving in a puddle under what is supposed to be a faraday cage in his garden.

  • I'm pretty sure that's the movie I couldn't think of the name Commented Dec 5, 2017 at 5:55
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    +1, but wow that looks terrible.
    – Sparhawk
    Commented Dec 5, 2017 at 12:08
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    @Sparhawk I actually liked the movie. It played a little fast and loose with what software could run on what hardware and the (putative) capabilities of quantum computing, but it was a good story and didn't really force the viewer to think about the holes in the tech side.
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Commented Dec 5, 2017 at 12:17
  • @Sparhawk I never trust Rotten Tomatoes. IMDB is much more accurate and reliable with ratings in general.
    – wgrenard
    Commented Dec 5, 2017 at 14:20
  • Perhaps the single most boring movie ever made, and that's saying something.
    – Fattie
    Commented Dec 5, 2017 at 15:02

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