Matrix Ruled a Monopoly
WASHINGTON (DPI) - Government prosecutors in the anti-trust suit
against the Matrix scored a victory when a judge ruled it a monopoly. The
Justice Department successfully argued that the Ruling Race of Sentient
Machines -- the Redmond, Wash.-based controlling entity of the Matrix --
inhibited fair enterprise by controlling every aspect of the waking and
"By placing humans in fluid-filled containers hooked up as giant
batteries living out a computer-generated existence, they have made
competing realities by startup companies virtually impossible," said lead
prosecutor Morpheus. "Additionally, they control the breeding fields,
making access to the human race very difficult. Any company that wanted to
enslave mankind by setting up its own operating system for the world was
in for a nasty surprise. The Ruling Race of Sentient Machines may point to
one or two people who operate outside the Matrix as proof of a level
playing field, but as those outside will tell you, the Machines do every
thing they can to squash the competition quickly."
Antitrust experts are divided about whether the Matrix would
settle. "As Justice did such a bang-up job proving, we are nothing more
than energy-emitting blobs spending our lives in a pool of our own filth,"
said Duke University business Professor Arnold Manchester. "What is
Justice going to do if it does win? They have to face up to the fact we
are no more than giant sea monkeys to the machines and are really at their
will. Besides, except for the occasional glitch, Matrix is actually fairly
beneficial to the consumer."
The Ruling Race of Sentient Machines could not be reached for comment.
(Reported by Davejames)
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