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Why use full brained humans as batteries? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the basic premise of humans as a power source in The Matrix reasonable? Why Did the Machines Even Bother With a Matrix? The machines in The Matrix series use humans as ...
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Why did the Architect create the Matrix in first place? [duplicate]

Why did the architect build the matrix? Also, why did the people in the real world agree to be the part of the matrix?
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Did humans still produce electricity for the machines when Smith overwrote himself on to them? [duplicate]

In the Matrix 3 Smith apparently overwrote his program onto every human and program in the Matrix. If the humans continued to supply energy to the machines in this state, why wouldn't the machines ...
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Is the basic premise of humans as a power source in The Matrix reasonable? [closed]

In The Matrix the machines "grow" humans to provide a source of power. Is this really feasible from the perspective of power generation (never mind all the business of growing/feeding people)? Wouldn'...
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Why did the Matrix simulate 1999 instead of a pre-computer year?

In The Matrix, the people within the Matrix live in a simulated version of the year 1999. It's already been asked why the machines bothered with the Matrix at all, but let's assume that they had a ...
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What flaw in the Matrix was Neo supposed to correct?

The Architect tells Neo: Your life is the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent to the programming of the Matrix. You are the eventuality of an anomaly, which despite my sincerest ...
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Why is the Matrix a collective?

Why is the Matrix a collective? That is, why are humans in the bioelectric harvesting fields part of a shared simulation? Why is this better than having each subject jacked into his or her own ...
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Why did the machines not invest into clearing the skies?

The machines turned to using humans as a source of power after the humans darkened the skies, since the machines relied on solar power before. If the machines were smart at all, they'd realise that ...
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How did Smith get out of the Matrix?

At the end of The Matrix Reloaded and throughout The Matrix Revolutions, Smith is an actual human being outside of the Matrix. How did this happen? Note: the question of why Smith didn't die at the ...
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What incentive do the Machines have to uphold the peace deal?

So I understand why the Machines gave Neo the opportunity to defeat Smith. Smith was uncontrollable and the Matrix was practically lost. Neo defeating Smith was (perhaps or perhaps not) a long-shot ...
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Why do the machines allow/initiate the building of a new Zion?

In the Matrix Reloaded, the Architect says: The function of the One is now to return to the Source, allowing a temporary dissemination of the code you carry, reinserting the prime program. After ...
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Did the machines use humans' brains as CPUs?

In The Matrix, humans' body heat is used to power the machines, but it was hinted at in a comment on another question that the machines used human brains for processing power. Is this claim ...
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Did the Wachowskis intend for the humans to be the villains of The Matrix?

In the answers to another question about the Matrix, I learned that humans were to blame for the war with the machines. The war began after the trial of a self aware robot named B1-66ER. He had ...
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Why bother asking Neo to make his choice if the Architect already knew Neo's choice?

When the Architect asked Neo to make his choice one of the TV screens revealed that Trinity had been shot by the agent. However, the movie indicated that she was shot after Neo opened the door on his ...
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Are the “fields where humans are not born” the same as the towers where Neo wakes up?

When talking about the Matrix with friends, we noticed we shared a very different interpretation of things. According to them the Matrix keeps humans in the virtual world as a matter of obtaining ...