Re: Matrix

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Fri Nov 10 2000 - 23:14:05 MST

Well you may be disappointed because I have seen a few pre-production
sketches/art for Matrix 2 already and it seems to be basically upping the
fight scenes even farther... you know, throwing around and punching up
cars, huge explosions, wrecked city blocks, etc. etc. I don't consider this
a spoiler since it all could be misinformation from the W. bros.

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> Brian Atkins wrote:
> >
> > I still hold to the idea that the whole "human battery" thing is a cover
> > story the AIs put out. Now why would they put out such a silly cover story
> > unless they were actually in a pretty difficult situation right?
> A cover story! Yes! Obviously, the whole thing is a cover story! Some agent
> told it to a human and the humans just bought it! Okay, *that* makes sense.
> > Well
> > consider the possibility they aren't turing computable, and must run them-
> > selves on human neurons via the pod people.
> Try explaining THAT to an audience.
> As long as we're talking about the cover-story hypothesis, a "failure of
> Friendliness" seems the most likely explanation for the real reason. Why the
> cover story? Perhaps the remnants of the old Asimov Laws hold the key to the
> eventual defeat of the Matrix AIs...
> Personally, I want to see four things in the sequels. I want to see good-guy
> AIs; I want to see the Omnipotent Neo <tm> swear off shooting up rooms full of
> policemen and maybe express some slight remorse for the first movie's body
> count; I want to see someone say out loud that the real battle isn't about
> humans vs. AIs but about moving on to higher technologies and continuing
> humanity's sidetracked destiny; and I want to see Matrix 3 end with a
> Singularity.
> A lot may depend on whether the Wachowski Bros. have learned the lesson of
> Terminator 2. If you want the sequel to top the original action movie, you
> have to do it with philosophy.
> -- -- -- -- --
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
> Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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