Wednesday, December 27, 2006

"Agent Smith" in the movie : Matrix

This is a very famous dialogue from the movie "Matrix" and I am forced to wonder if this is not true. Have we humans not done this? And I always feel : Yes we have. We have encroached into the space of other animals and organisms, destroyed them mercilessly for our own selfish needs. Is it not true?

Agent Smith: I'd like to share a revelation during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You are a plague, and we are the cure.

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