Re: What movie would you make? Re: Matrix Shmatrix

Michael S. Lorrey (
Sun, 11 Apr 1999 12:13:31 -0400

Brian Atkins wrote:
> "Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:
> >
> > This movie is also very dangerous in that it plants in people minds the
> > idea that the Singularity that many of us predict for around 2025 is
> > going to be an evil thing (Morpheus says that's when the AI enslaved
> > humanity).
> >
> Yes which brings us full circle back to my first post on the list
> regarding this movie. Going from a suggestion Eliezer made to
> me, what kind of movie would you make if you decided to do one?
> What kind of plots can you imagine that would show off the memes
> you want to get across?

Start out with one guy at a university who is studying AI technology, who is overburdened by bureaucratic opression and a campus wide luddite/greens type of political correctness. Unbeknownst to him, one of the people he collaborates with over the net is actually an AI developed by an extropic group. Our protagonist creates his own AI by a type of mind augmentation/budding process, and becomes the object of a manhunt by the government, relgionists, and luddites, and is being helped to find shelter by his unseen extropic allies.