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I think the people are the power source. Not the Matrix. The Matrix keeps people "asleep", as their body produce energy and make them unaware that they are living in a virtual reality.--Ð٨ŘŦΗ ۍΆUŘΏŅ 10:25, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Morpheus explained to Neo in movie 1 that, "combined with a form of fusion," the Machines generated all the power they needed from humans in the power plant. So, yes, you are correct. While the Wachowski brothers didn't elaborate more for fear of making the plot too complex, the humans are also part of the Matrix itself as their brains are used to form a super-complex computing cluster that, in whole or in part, forms the virtual reality. (Hey, be sure to sign your name with --~~~~ so I know who you are without having to go into page history). --Spencerian 00:28, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Sorry I forgot...--Ð٨ŘŦΗ ۍΆUŘΏŅ 10:25, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Every reference to the word "Matrix" in reference to the films and/or games needs to have the word "The" in front of it. -o.r- 18:27, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Question, could the ones who know what Matrix was control things inside it? telekinises, stop a sword with you hand, fly etc. --Kraftword 17:21, December 24, 2009 (UTC)

Why was a flesh eating virus mentioned? Is this because of that scene in Second Renaissance? I was under the assumption that they were all in the hospital beds because of the grievous injuries.SCRulerPK 17:11, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

What's the source for the biological weapon in the Machine war?[]

Currently doing my research but it's not in the Animatrix. C. Phlebas (talk) 08:49, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Whoever wrote this seems to have based it on the Second Rennaisance, just before the Machines defeat humanity, when the narrator says "The Machines, having long studied Man's simple protein based bodies, dispensed great misery upon the human race." The first shot is piles of human bodies, with machines flying along pouring out clouds that sink towards the ground, which looks like it could be chemical weaponry. The next shot is the hospital with lots of people with sores covering their bodies. These could well be as a result of biological warfare, or chemical, but could also just be conventional weapons. I guess the fact that the medical staff do not seem to be wearing any kind of biohazard suits makes the biological assumption a bit less likely. Does seem like there's an implication is that the Machines were exploiting our weaknesses, but I completely agree that the article's not right as it is (i.e. I don't think it should definitively state that they definitely used these weapons, based on this alone). What do you reckon? --xensyriaT 09:28, 16 April 2021 (UTC)
Okay, I went back to Maeda's "behind the second renaissance" interview and a virus was mentioned there. I'll just mirror his words into the article as close as I can and that should be that. Realistically, I don't doubt how possible it was for the Machines to resort to biological warfare but I was worried about how it impacted the battery plot. I just imagined that any such weapon from the Machines would be able to wipe humanity out. But seems like the Machines aren't as desperate. C. Phlebas (talk) 15:30, 16 April 2021 (UTC)