Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Matrix (?)


I just finished watching The Matrix, and I’m sure I’ll get to watching the second and third movies in the series before too long, but I began to wonder; just what was the actual final resolution of the series? I have watched the entire series before and it seems to me that at the end of Matrix: Revolutions when Neo offers to fight Agent Smith the deal is that the Machine World will stop attacking Zion (the last remaining human city) and that any people jacked into the Matrix will be allowed to be removed from the Matrix. Okay.

It is insinuated in the first movie that there are millions of people being used by the machines as "living batteries". Humans are grown on farms and connected to the Matrix at a very early age. That is millions if not billions of people. Let’s just run with the current poplulation of the world as something to start with and say there are 7-billion people in connected up. Not all of them will want to leave the Matrix but say that one percent of them do. One Percent of 7-billion is 70-million people who will have to be unjacked, and have their muscles built up. They will have to be fed and cared for and will have to have somewhere to live once all is said and done. 70-million people is a lot of folks to have to integrate into a world where it doesn’t look like there is anything that can grow (no sun) and where drinkable water is scarce. Of course I may have missed something, but if not this seems like a loophole big enough to drive a truck through.

Anyway… Humouroceros

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