The Matrix villain known as Agent Smith is well known to most sci-fi fans, which is probably why GE recently resurrected the evil software icon to work as its pitch man to promote technology that works to save lives.
The Matrix is a groundbreaking, visually arresting Singularity opera about our species' precarious balancing act between the myths of old and the technologies of tomorrow. But for all the film's many achievements (we'll leave Reloaded and Revolutions out of the mix for now), The Matrix is far from perfect. Leading man Keanu Reeves' unique brand of anti-acting comes to mind, as does the issue of the film's dialogue. The silly horrible dialogue. The Matrix brims with unfathomable fauxlosophical babble like "The answer is out there, Neo, and it's looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to." Just ridiculous. But how ridiculous is it exactly? Back when the film was released in 1999, we didn't have an easy way to answer this important question. Thankfully, technology has advanced to the point where great cinematic queries such as these can finally be fulfilled!
Just when you thought cockroaches had no possible useful reason to exist, scientists have figured out a way to extract power from their bodies kind of like they did with humans in The Matrix.