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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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Why isn't the system identifiable using only BB-8's map?

The star map that BB-8 carries shows the system where Luke is at. IIRC, C-3PO says the system is "not on any of our charts". But the map shows at least a couple of dozen systems, and later we see it ...
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Why Did the Machines Even Bother With a Matrix?

Agent Smith, in the first Matrix movie (The Matrix) talks about how the machines originally created a paradise setting and humans didn't accept it, so it went back and created a more realistic one ...
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Do people in the Matrix have a free mind?

The problem I fail to understand is, if people in the Matrix have a free mind. The thing is, in Matrix Reloaded, the Architect tells Neo, that he [the Architect] knew that Neo would emerge. That Neo ...
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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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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 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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If the Machines are Powered by Humans, What Powers Zion?

It's made clear from the start that the Machines that run the Matrix are powered from the heat produced by humans. How is Zion powered without human batteries? And, since the Machines are aware of ...
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Why Do the Machines (in The Matrix) Have to Maintain the War With Humans?

I've never been clear on this, even after seeing all three Matrix films. I understand that there's been a cycle where some humans don't do well and don't actually accept the Matrix and break out and ...
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In The Matrix, why didn't Machines use solar energy? [duplicate]

Its a very common answer to this: After Machines took over, sunshine never reached earth surface. Isn't it shown like Sun was destroyed? In Revolutions (III), sunshine was displayed when our ...
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Why do the Matrix machines not implement a backup system?

In the first movie, we see Agents possessing several bluepills to be able to communicate with the Matrix. Every time something that is incompatible with survival happens, that bluepill's RSI is ...
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Why allow humans to import guns? [closed]

According to Writing Secure Code: you should not trust data until the data is validated. Failure to do so will render your application vulnerable. Or, put another way: all input is evil until ...
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Was executive meddling the cause of “humans as batteries” in The Matrix?

I just ran across this on TVTropes's page "Human Resources": In The Matrix the robots use humans as batteries! (And recycle the dead into nutrient solution to help feed the living). This ...
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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 ...
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Is the original premise of humans as a processor in The Matrix reasonable? [closed]

I was reading this question and the answers make it clear that using humans as a power source is unreasonable. We know the original premise was that humans were used by the AI as processors, but how ...