The Animatrix – The Second Renaissance (Full Video)
The Animatrix – The 2nd Renaissance (2003) is the official backstory to the blockbuster hit movie, The Matrix (1999) Staring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne. In this particular story, humans start to co-exist with robots. As humans continue to grow lazy and allow technology and AI to take over the most important jobs and industries, Robots (like in the Terminator movies) start to become self-aware. That means, robots start thinking and “feeling” for themselves.
This is the result of humans underestimating the potential and power of Artificial Intelligence. Similar to how all humans would like to be treated equally and have equal rights as their counter-parts, robots started to feel that they deserve equal treatment and status as well. An eventual war between robots and humans would breakout, with one becoming the victor. A population of machines that don’t have a need to sleep or eat, and can compute ideas and information at the speed of light would eventually find there place at the top of the pyramid.
The Animatrix – The 2nd Renaissance successfully tells the story of what happened to the human race and how they became enslaved by machines. The 2nd Renaissance was directed by Mahiro Maeda and written by the Wachowskis.