Birdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3949 posts, RR: 50 Posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1927 times:
Well, do you think there might be a chance we do?
And if you say no, how would you know?
Would you rather live in "the real world"?
If you really were a "human battery", but never knew, because you believe you're living your normal and happy life... would you care?
Would it make any difference?
All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21592 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1902 times:
The whole battery business is completely laughable. Humans would be about the worst source of energy imaginable.
Stylish movie, though.
If this is a simulation, we´d only know if there were recognizable inconsistencies or "trap doors" (á la 13th Floor, or, if you will, Time Bandits). A flawless simulation would be undetectable - as well as one that was patched together after the fact if necessary. I can´t remember any evidence for a simulation - but who knows if my memory has in fact remained unaltered...?
FriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4131 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1778 times:
There is one reason why the whole Matrix thing will never work. What exactly does a machine have to live for? Then again, I suppose one could argue that the human body is in fact a machine, then you get into the whole "what's the purpose of life?" deal...wow, deep thoughts...
My personal opinion is that it won't happen....great movies though! There is one question I had...how exactly do you turn the sky black indefinately?
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 9077 posts, RR: 41
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1775 times:
I'm absolutely positive that the things we refer to as "eye floaters" are in fact flaws in the matrix; we're not seeing floaters but the code of the programme running right in front of us, like in the movie.
Oh well, now that I've typed this, it's time to get back in the phone.
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
That would probably explain why it´s got an uptime of several billion years already, that its rules are elegantly simple when you get down to the fundamentals - but it would also explain the cryptic and unforgiving user interface...
(Not to forget the lack of any decent documentation! )