“Lockdown”, an early phase of The Matrix?

I rarely (never) reblog anyone’s posts. But Brian’s prescient essay about how humanity will succumb to the Machine needs more eyes. Is this how it will start? Sequestered — with benefits?

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In the movie The Matrix, Neo finally sees the truth for himself; the world around him is just a simulation and his real body exists outside of it, plugged into a pod and wired up to that Matrix simulation.

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During a recent vlog I pondered how it might have come to be that the human race in The Matrix came to exist in these pods and plugged into an artificial world. Were they forced by robotic machines? Or were they somehow enticed or lured into such an existence?

With Lockdown in place it seems to me the latter would be more likely; just look at how we are all at home (in our pods) and plugged into our devices and living in a limited version of the world, a world that is not only constrained by…

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6 thoughts on ““Lockdown”, an early phase of The Matrix?

  1. The argument missing was what do we do with the surplus population? “Logan’s Run”? Buy into StarTrek but what exactly does the Empire do for a living? The same with VR or falling in love with Alexa. First, everyone needs to sign off on it, which ain’t happening with hairstylists who are in open revolt. The Matrix is untenable without the Krell. But you’re scifi guys, so…

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  2. I think in the film it’s explained that humans were “grown” for the energy their bodies produced and that the Matrix was necessary because they died without anything to occupy their minds. It’s ironic in a way that in reality, we’re on a path to destruction because we spend more time “occupying our minds” with virtual realities than dealing with reality!

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    1. The variety of people who we find on the net always intrigues me. A thousand different backgrounds, ages, predilections and proclivities, and yet we all collect, from time to time, to share interesting ideas.

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