The part that bothers me about The Matrix is the machines getting their energy from the bio-electricity and thermal energy by growing humans in pods. For humans to produce any energy at all, you have to FEED them. If you factor in the energy necessary to produce the nutrients to feed the humans, the energy needed to run the enormous quantity of complex machines, AND the energy requirements of generating the simulated reality of the Matrix, each individual human would have to produce far more energy than we are capable of producing, and far more energy than we could spare from the processes that keep us alive. Building wind turbines or burning fossil fuels would be way more efficient.
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