Re: Matrix Reloaded Non-Review

From: Gordon MacKay (
Date: Fri May 30 2003 - 03:15:50 MDT

Further to Helge's comment, which I endorse wholeheatrtedly, it was A C
Clarke who noted that the future is inevitably stranger than anything we
might imagine - how can that NOT be dramatic?? Before you 'lay into' AC
remember that he already accurately predicted more than most of you can lay
claim to...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Helge" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 9:17 AM
Subject: Re: Matrix Reloaded Non-Review

> On Fri, 30 May 2003, Emil Gilliam wrote:
> > The possibilities for making a compelling movie with a workable theory
> > of AI are rather less than that of making, say, a summer blockbuster
> > about partial differential equations. AI morality, and AI in general,
> > is *intrinsically* anti-dramatic.
> I have to disagree here. Dramatic movies are always about humans trying to
> cope with a situation; whatever is at the core of a situation, be it
> dinosaurs, an asteroid, or a chunk of outdated computer hardware called
> WOPR, it's ultimately interchangeable.
> As a matter of fact, I'm just now working on a novel touching this
> topic...
> Helge

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