Excited by the announcement that The Matrix 4 is happening, this week I rewatched the Matrix Trilogy over a few nights. First released in 1998, the twenty year old part one of the trilogy is still the cult classic I remember and has aged very well in my opinion. Taking the three films as a single story arc, and with the convenience of not having to wait 4 years or 6 months to watch the lot, I rate it better now on second full watching than I did originally.
This week I also finished reading James Lovelock's new book Novacene (which you can buy using this affiliate link) which describes the next phase of planetary evolution, an artificial intelligence of our own creation that will quickly advance beyond us. The book talks about how, despite the probability that the new apex intelligence on Earth will view us the way we view plants, both species will still be incentivised to tackle climate change collaboratively and keep Gaia cool, or rather stop the average temperature from going over 50 degrees celcius, at which point our skin will melt. Aside from the skin melting bit, it's a much more positive forecast of the singularity. "You hear that Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability."