"This thing is like any intelligence. It needs to grow, to advance. Right now it's settling somewhere it thinks it's safe from outside threats. Somewhere its massive appetite for power can be met. But it will want more than that. After a while survival won't be enough. It will expand, evolve, influence - perhaps the entire world."
Will Caster: "Look, I'll be long gone. And you, you will never be in the end of it if you don't try."
Max Waters: "I know. I'd like to think that I was smart enough to save you."
Will Caster: "Don't underestimate yourself. You're the third smartest person I know."
Will: "You're surprised to see me, Joseph?"
Joseph: "Um... That depends."
Will: "On what?"
Joseph: "Can you prove you're self-aware?"
Will: "That's a difficult question, Dr. Tagger. Can you prove that you are?"
Evelyn: "Well, he certainly hasn't lost his sense of humor."
"For 130,000 years, our capacity to reason has remained unchanged. The combined intellect of the neuroscientists, mathematicians and... hackers... in this auditoirum pales in comparison to the most basic A.I. Once online, a sentient machine will quickly overcome the limits of biology. And in a short time, its analytic power will become greater than the collective intelligence of every person born in the history of the world. So imagine such an entity with a full range of human emotion. Even self-awareness. Some scientists refer to this as 'the Singularity'. I call it 'Transcendence'."
"My dear Evelyn... I don't know how to express the sadness I feel for your loss... for our loss. You must know that to Will... you were all that ever mattered. Your love and partnership was the kind the rest of us can only dream of. We lost a great mind, a great soul, but the spirit of this man will continue to inspire us."
Max: "I spent my life trying to reduce the brain to a series of electrical impulses. I failed. Human emotion, it can contain illogical conflict. Can love someone, and yet hate the things that they've done. Machine can't reconcile that."
Evelyn: "Can you?"
"Look at the sky. The clouds. We're healing the ecosystem. not harming it. Particles join the air, building themselves out of pollutant. Forests can be regrown. Water so pure, you can drink out of any river. This is your dream."