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July 16, 2003

Matrix Reloaded tastes like chicken

Reloaded fails to satisfy some Matrix fans even after repeated viewings. Bloopers to watch out for may provide passing amusement but a more worrying possibility presents itself: what if this new Matrix is only a simulation of the original film? What if we are living in a vast machine-generated hallucination which dooms us to repeat the late '90s over and over again? I mean, think about it... Could a machine understand the enjoyment we felt in the first Matrix? Or was it just guessing, just giving us a hollow copy in place of the real thing?

George Mason University professor Robin Hanson writes on How To Live In A Simulation (via GeekPress). He is more concerned with the ethical, rather than aesthetic, consequences of the possibility we are all simulated Matrix-fans so does not provide us with specific hope for the third iteration of the Matrix series.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 16, 2003 12:32 PM