Re: Matrix Shmatrix

Wei Dai (
Fri, 9 Apr 1999 23:41:56 -0700

On Fri, Apr 09, 1999 at 07:12:01PM -0500, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> Yeah, well, do you see me complaining about how the AIs got a black eye?
> Actually, I think all these plot holes could be reasonably explained
> away in a sequel. All you really need is the hypothesis that the AIs
> are insane, which also allows the introduction of a "sane AI" as a good
> guy, perhaps undoing any ills caused by the "black eye" given to Our
> Future Pals in the first movie.

That almost makes sense, but what is the deal with not being able to disconnect from the Matrix except near certain telephones? You'd think the sane AI would provide our heros with some VR gear that doesn't kill its user every time a packet is dropped.