Re: Matrix Shmatrix

joe dees (
Sat, 10 Apr 1999 03:21:58 -0400

At Fri, 9 Apr 1999 23:41:56 -0700, you wrote:
>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.

One li'l tidbit: I got a real kick out of them referring to the cybercreatures hunting the rebel craft as Squids; this is, of course, what the devices which recorded subjective experience "straight off the cerebral cortex" in STRANGE DAYS were called. Joe E. Dees
Poet, Pagan, Philosopher

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