Monster or Hybrid?

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Andy Wachowski’s The Matrix (1999) can be regarded as an illustration of the post human condition, an extreme illustration nearing the end of human life. While Matrix viewers are more interested in virtuality and the Real, the movie articulates significant post humanist concepts surrounding embodiment, human consciousness, and entropy. When considering what is human, or what constitutes humanness ‘the body’ has been of significance, however, moving into a posthumanism era embodiment has seemed to lose all significance; here the body is likened to a machine. While both the body and the machine are capable of ‘cycling energy into different forms'(Hayles, 1999, p. 101), the body has become simply a manipulatable cavity for posthumans, a mechanical entity that has the ability to reproduce. Equated with machine, the body can no longer be considered an asset for humanist thought, implicating the human consciousness as the only remaining precursor for humanism. When civilization reaches this stage or, on the other hand, machines acquire the ability to reproduce, the gap between mankind and machine may be completely bridged as machines and humans will become comparatively the same.
Wachowski’s The Matrix (1999) fashions a world where that which is natural (or humankind) has incorporated the technological and the technological has incorporated the natural. What we consider our everyday world is known as ‘the matrix’, a fantasy dream world that is nothing more than a digital space or computer generation referred to in the film as a “neural interactive simulation.” Predating the creation of ‘the matrix’ mankind celebrated the creation of artificial intelligence that spawned the creation of an entire race of machines capable of reproduction. This set machines and humankind in opposition, in a battle of survival of the fittest. After humankind blocked out…...

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