The Matrix: Reloaded (Animatrix Discussion added)

By SNGX1275
May 15, 2002
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  1. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Well, my main gripe with using humans as heating pads is that the human body is an extremely complex organism. If you look at the food chain, it's basic science to realize that a more basic lifeform would require less fuel to survive.. Since we are such complex beings, we need a small amount of complex foods to keep going or a larger amounts of more base foods (Think plants) to live.

    Now, what this equation is missing is the loss of energy throughout the food chain. If this hierarchy of People = Food = People could continue forever , it would be considered perpetual.. Which is quite literally impossible.

    This plan might be possible until Human Beings are available (The ones already existing), but this supply would rapidly dwindle. And then, when you finally begin relying on babies to replenish your source of fuel, the supply would dwindle even more rapidly. It would be impossible to continue the "circle", because it would be terribly lopsided... More like a flat tire.

    So, while this could be done. I'd give it a couple of years at the most because the heat that would have to be generated would require thousands upon tens or thousands of humans undoubetly, to work. And even the heat energy would be lost through conversion of heat to electricity, so that makes it even more difficult for this plan to work for very long, if at all.
  2. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,327

    Well, it is just a film ;)

    The only thing I noticed "wrong" with the film was the rooftop fight, while in bullet time where was trinity? You don't see her at all. Guess it might have looked wierd as presumably shes trying to get behind the agent (her running in slower, than than slow-mo ;) might look a bit wierd).
  3. Tedman

    Tedman Newcomer, in training Posts: 61

    Heh storm, do you know how they came up with this? Probably smoked some weird herb, sat on a couch and got a piece of paper, while they were watching a Jackie Chan movie. Using humans for fuel and sticking them in little egg shaped toilet bowls, and use some Microsoft buggy pooh program to make them think they're in another world. To me, that sounds like some real creative sh*t by those lucky bastards who made money off this movie.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Topic Starter Posts: 12,489   +292

    I could have sworn I saw something on these forums about The Animatrix but my search came up empty.

    Anyway were any of you unfortunate enough to spend money on Dreamcatcher? If you were the only saving grace was the 'Final Flight of the Osiris' Animatrix clip before the movie. That almost justified paying the ticket price to see the horrible movie that Dreamcatcher was.
    I never took much interest into this Animatrix thing until I saw that Osiris clip, then I came home and downloaded the 2 Animatrix videos from www.theanimatrix.com and was extremely dissapointed in them. They were not even half as good as Final Flight was, the animation was horrible on the downloadable ones in comparison, and it didn't give any perspective into what we can expect in the next 2 movies. Final Flight showed the army that the machines are building and how they are planning on getting to Zion. Then the Osiris ship.... well lets just put it this way - it was its final flight.
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    I think this version of the Matrix is the funniest I've seen (so far). :)
  6. uhcm-9

    uhcm-9 Newcomer, in training

    the lastest matrix trailer is severe ownage, for lack of a better expression.

    huge (1000x330-something)
    http://progressive1.stream.aol.com/...ve/thematrix/us/med/trailer_final_1000_dl.zip

    large(640xsomething)
    http://progressive1.stream.aol.com/...ive/thematrix/us/med/trailer_final_640_dl.zip

    links should work well.

    i downloaded the huge one... highest quality video i've ever seen. the matrix website said it far surpasses dvd and is ripped straight from their editing program. however, it gets kinda choppy in places for me.... i have a p4 1.6 ghz. any idea what i can do to make it smoother? any help would be seriously appreciated because the choppyness pisses me off to no end.


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