In the series of movies, “Matrix”, “Matrix Reloaded” and “Matrix Revolutions”, machines are threatening humans and humans are fighting back to attain freedom. Taking this plot literally, analyze the reasonableness of such a scenario using the insights from evolutionary psychology. Discuss reasons why machines would want to threaten humans.


It is humans who program machines, so machines may “want” to kill humans only if it is humans that programmed them for that, or if it is a part of a broader task programmed in them by “humans”.

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