SG Futurist Movie Meetup (Transcendence)

Hi people,

The show we are watching is Transcendence.

Three scientists - Max and the husband and wife team, Will and Evelyn - have been developing a programming code for the world's first fully self-aware computer. When a group of anti-technology terrorists assassinate Will, Evelyn uploads his brain into a prototype supercomputer. Although she at first finds the experiment seems to have gone wrong, before too long Evelyn finds Will responding in computer form. She goes on to connect Will to the Internet so he can help make further scientific breakthroughs. Will asks Evelyn to connect a microphone and a camera up to the computer so he can see and speak to her as well. When the anti-technology organization finds out, they try to steal the supercomputer and destroy it, but Will no longer needs the computer to survive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCTen3-B8GU

Drinks and dinner are ritual :D

The amount to transfer is $10. I will announce the collection details after the end of Divergent: (http://www.meetup.com/The-Movie-Food-Drink-Club/events/157496412/) to avoid confusion of payment. There is a high chance that you will not be seating with the main group if you decide to buy on your own. Will really appreciate that those who are interested to transfer asap rather than wait to the last minute. You are strongly encourage to transfer early to join in the fun at the wasapp group. Of course you can choose to stay on the sidelines and not join the wasapp group if you prefer not to :D

Please check spam folder for the instructions if you did not received it in the inbox.

For those that do not have the instructions on the prepayment, please send me an email using the PM function and I mail you the instructions individually. Please do not "tick" the hide email function so that I can email you. Thanks! :) You can send me an email by clicking on the url. http://www.meetup.com/The-Movie-Food-Drink-Club/message/?recipientId=30791392

Agenda (Rough time line subject to changes)

[masked] Meet at Wilkie edge Hans café for coffee

[masked] Meet for dinner at Xin Wang Café or Manhanttan Fish market dependent on your sub group (Electronics and Firewall will be at Xin Wang Café, Gigabyte and Hypertext will be at Manhattan)

[masked] Movie

9.10-???? Taking pictures PLUS Post Movie drinks and PARTY!!!

I will start to distribute the middle row first. Those who come later will be seated at the side :D

Priority will be given to those that answered the questions when RSVP.

Take note that your RSVP here merely indicates your interest; while making payment confirms your seat at this event!

As I am doing this on a volunteer basis (inclusive of all organisers in this meetup), I hope you guys will transfer early rather than wait for last minute. I will try to buy cheaper tickets via whatever credit cards promo available. It can be a substantial cost savings for a big group and thus I will go down to buy on the spot usually. My regular crowd will know that I always refund whatever amount excess.

However anyone who transfer after the deadline will need to pay the usual price and extra 1 dollar booking fee as I am going to buy your ticket via internet from henceforth. I hope you guys understand that I cannot go down multiple times just to satisfy people who disregard the deadline. Thus the price difference between the discounted tickets (for those who pay early) and the extra (for people who pay late) can be between 2-4 dollars.

Date line for the transfer is 14th Apr 2014 at 5pm.

Seek your cooperation that I will need to have some form of structure organsiation (in terms of dress code, sub groups and etc) if the event swells beyond a certain number of pax. If there are no form of organisation, it will be extremely difficult for the first timers to interact in a crowd of 30-60 plus new faces. Not to mention that I will not be able to function as an effective host to these people as I am giving out tickets. If you do not like structured events, it would be advisable not to attend those that is hosted by me when the RSVP is beyond 40.

This is a meetup to watch Transcendence, the 1st mainstream Hollywood movie about the technological singularity. I would like to have a discussion after the movie, so I hope we can get enough people to book 1 entire cinema hall (at least 70 people). Please get your friends to join! The movie is scheduled for release in mid-late April

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  • Martin A.

    Enjoyed the evening out, but the movie was (IMHO) marred by (a) my high expectations, (b) the writers making some weak appeals to regular cliches (eg: "It's a machine, so it doesn't know right from wrong" - which kind of stuck out), and (c) what seemed like out-of-character decision-making by practically everyone.

    For something more on-point for an AI discussion, give "Her" a try (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798709/) - if you are prepared for less of an action movie, and more of an angsty-drama.

    April 19, 2014

  • Thomas M.

    Greatly organized... never mind the movie

    April 19, 2014

  • Damjan C.

    Sorry for not attending and clicking attend. We intended to attend, but we fucked up :)

    Next time I guess. Hope you guys watched a worth while movie or at least had a good time after/before.

    April 18, 2014

  • Colin N.

    Will buy my own ticket

    April 17, 2014

    • Christopher L.

      Great! please wear black so that it will be easier for us to identify each other.

      April 18, 2014

  • Christopher L.

    Hi, we are LIKELY to watch in plaza sing GV and have a pre movie dinner at Xin Wang Café. The post movie event will be at KPO.

    For those that transferred AFTER dateline (meaning money received after 14 Apr 5pm) on my side, the ticket will cost $13.50 (12.50 ticket + 1 dollar booking).
    http://www.gv.com.sg/faq.jsp#cu...­

    For those that transferred BEFORE the date line (14 Apr 5pm), the ticket will cost $9.50. https://www.hsbc.com.sg/1/2/pers...­

    I will pass the ticket and change to the group leaders on the day of the event.

    The difference is $4 between those that transfer early and those that transfer late :)

    The above is just a rough gauge and subject to changes if the cinema change their pricing.

    People who transferred AFTER date line are
    1. CWJ
    2. KW
    3. Keat Heng
    4. Angela
    5. Wen Kai
    6. Jacqueline
    7. Quincy
    8. Tjoe
    9. Leow PS

    Anyone who transfer now will need to be aware that the ticket LIKELY cost is $13.50.

    April 16, 2014

    • Damjan C.

      Is it ok if we bought our own tickets but joined your activities? We still haven't got a credit card, but we do cash, so that would be simpler.

      April 17, 2014

    • Christopher L.

      Sure. Not a problem :)

      April 17, 2014

  • Christopher L.

    For the record
    I am buying all the tickets at 8.50 using the discount from my HSBC card
    thus ALL ticket will show 8.50
    however ONLY those who paid before dateline will get back their change of 1.50
    those who paid AFTER the date line will need to top up 2.50 which is the usual price of the ticket at 12.50
    please understand that the aim is not to make money but to ensure everyone pay on time. It will be a mess if I am going to run a few times to the cinema.
    I am going to use the extra money collected as prize for games. The prize will be a 10 dollar credit in events which I am hosting.

    April 16, 2014

  • Christopher L.

    IMPORTANT
    Anyone who has transferred the money and not in the wasapp group please let me know immediately.

    April 15, 2014

  • Christopher L.

    I will be at Bandung from Saturday to Monday. In the event that I do not have internet access, Eileen from movie club will help me to handle the enquiries.

    http://www.meetup.com/The-Movie-Food-Drink-Club/events/164573762/

    April 12, 2014

    • Christopher L.

      Eileen is down due to an injury. She will no longer be assisting me on this event. Instead Albert and Leve will be helping me to run this event together.

      April 15, 2014

  • Leow P S

    hi, i will make payment on that day. thanks for organizing.

    April 6, 2014

    • Leow P S

      hi christopher, just back to this, i had make an internet transfer on 12th april and advise through your private email the transaction code...hope this was captured in time?

      April 14, 2014

    • Christopher L.

      Hi, possible to send me the email again? :)

      April 15, 2014

  • Christopher L.

    Hi guys, I just came back from Bandung. I will send out the payment again for the ticket. If you have not transfer the money, please take note that the 5pm dateline has passed and thus any transfer received now will be purchased on line and thus you be paying the non-discount ticket plus a dollar booking fee. This is to encourage people to adhere to the date line as I cannot be running down several times to cinema to purchase the tickets for people who disregard the dateline :)

    Those who transfer earlier will likely find that their ticket to be cheaper than those who transfer after the dateline.

    This is my way to encourage and reward people to transfer early :) For those people who just joined, I will add you to my personal wasapp list and inform you when there is a new activity so that you can benefit from the discount next time too.

    April 14, 2014

  • Damjan C.

    I'm thrilled that such a topic as Transhumanism is covered by a AAA hollywood movie. I mean, worst case scenario even if it is an awful movie, simply the word is propagated a bit more, and people become more aware of this terminology, and what it represents. I hope it is a hit, and it spreads interest about Transhumanism, like Blade Runner did for Cyberpunk, or the matrix.

    2 · April 10, 2014

    • Damjan C.

      @Ashish Her did a marvellous job. I was amazed at how a very likeable movie, was actually really hard sci-fi underneath. I'm also a big sucker for subtle sci-fi, and Her was sure one of the best.

      @Christopher 18th it is :)
      Not sure about how the ticket purchasing works, but we will probably buy our own tickets since me and my wife still haven't got an online payment system in Singapore.

      1 · April 10, 2014

    • Christopher L.

      No problem :)

      April 12, 2014

  • Christopher L.

    I will be flying off to Indonesia this Saturday to Monday. I will mail out the instruction again before I fly off. In case anyone need the instructions for the transfer, please contact either Brian or visiting the movie club Web page and look for Eileen from this url http://www.meetup.com/The-Movie-Food-Drink-Club/events/164573762/

    thanks!

    April 10, 2014

  • Christopher L.

    Martin Andrews, possible to PM me your number so that I can add you to the wasapp group? Thanks! :D

    April 10, 2014

    • Martin A.

      I sent you an email with my Mobile.

      April 10, 2014

  • Terence

    Yes

    April 9, 2014

  • Christopher L.

    Hi, I have already send out the email regarding the prepayment. Please let me know if you have yet to received it :)

    April 7, 2014

  • Christopher L.

    Hi, Thus is Christopher here.

    April 6, 2014

    • Tan Meng H.

      Hi Chris, please post the payment details here, as we are not familiar with your usual payment.

      1 · April 6, 2014

    • yyt

      Appreciated

      April 7, 2014

  • Brian K.

    OK please register on the following meetup group: http://www.meetup.com/The-Movie-Food-Drink-Club/events/164573762/

    April 4, 2014

  • Christopher L.

    Hi,

    I am Christopher from the Movie club who is hosting the movie Transcendence. It is great to see new friends in the meetup :)

    Below is the link on the meetup. Brian will be sending out the instructions on the payment later. Please RSVP via there so that I can consolidate the number of tickets to purchased.
    http://www.meetup.com/The-Movie...­

    The dateline of the payment is 14 Apr at 5pm. Amount to be transferred is $10. Any excess or shortfall will be settled on that day.

    Hope to see you guys soon :)

    April 4, 2014

  • Ivy C.

    hey i suggest that we can post this event to some movie meetup groups to get more guests.

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Thomas M.

    Hi Brian, happy to join this provided that i am in Singapore. Might be away mid March until mid April. Cheers, Thomas

    March 9, 2014

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