Back to the Machine
As I watched the show, much of the footage was uninteresting, and I got to thinking what would interest a conscious machine? The rules programmed into it would determine the initial interests of the machine, but how would it evolve? If self survival and replication were a primary directives, I suppose the machine would start bumping off the humans if humans were perceived as a threat, as Hal did in 2001, A Space Odyssey. Where's the story where the machine wakes up, perceives the flawed nature of the human condition, and compassionately and selflessly works to lessen suffering? Is that what the Oracle is doing in The Matrix? Enough writing, time for me to search for the written thoughts of others on the subject.