[ExI] Slavery in the Future
avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 20 20:16:47 UTC 2008
> > history of the Matrix movies are a cautionary tale against
> > machines for emotion, most especially love. Love begets jealousy
> > envy. Next thing you know you have ten thousand Greek war ships
> > toward Troy.
--- Kaj Sotala <xuenay at gmail.com> wrote:
Oh yes, fiction is wrong more often than not. But then again, sometimes
it is almost exactly right:
Just because something is fiction does not mean it has a zero
probability of occuring. That said, I wasn't suggesting that the
machines would put us in pods. The only part of the Matrix I was using
as an illustration was how *emotion* initiated the chain of events that
led to all out war against the machines. And that is far more likely
than the machines figuring out a way to power their civilization from
human biothermal energy.
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