Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.
Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.
Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".
This feels appropriate for today: "Alternative Math"
Looking Glass Universe does nice hand-drawn animations for physics and maths bits. And today she shares what it feels like to have no apparent talent, but then nevertheless decide to get serious with #maths! This is so cool!
From being terrible at math to a quantum physicist (my journey)
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