[ExI] Slavery in the Future

The Avantguardian avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 20 20:16:47 UTC 2008

I wrote:
> The
> fictional
> >  history of the Matrix movies are a cautionary tale against
> programming
> >  machines for emotion, most especially love. Love begets jealousy
> and
> >  envy. Next thing you know you have ten thousand Greek war ships
> sailing
> >  toward Troy.

--- Kaj Sotala <xuenay at gmail.com> wrote: 
> http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/10/fictional-evide.html

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.

Stuart LaForge
alt email: stuart"AT"ucla.edu

"Life is the sum of all your choices."  
Albert Camus

Be a better friend, newshound, and 
know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile.  Try it now.  http://mobile.yahoo.com/;_ylt=Ahu06i62sR8HDtDypao8Wcj9tAcJ

More information about the extropy-chat mailing list