Season 3 [Spoilers!]

The Ark, Mount Weather and Polis, capital city.

The Tower of Polis and its bustling street market.

Alie [left], is an AI created before the nuclear war. Her core command was to make life better for humankind.

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Alie concluded that the planet’s biggest problem was over-population so it launched the nuclear missiles that killed the world.

Alie 2.0 [right] is an upgrade program designed by Becca, the original developer.

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Alie’s system survives in this mansion.
Its goal is to save the human race.
Its solution is the City of Light.

The City of Light is a computer program that takes humans to a utopian space inside their own mind.

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Jaha, a member of the Ark crew now living on Earth, proclaims that “the outside world means nothing; in the City of Light we are all kings.”

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Alie’s program takes away people’s painful memories and transports them into a state of bliss.

What Alie hasn’t considered is that …

The Matrix (Lana & Lilly Wachowski, 1999)

“The body cannot live without the mind.”

THE MIND AS INFINITE SPACE

According to Alie’s calculations, the nuclear power plants across the world that survived the nuclear war 100 years ago are beginning to break down.

The AI predicts that in less than 6 months, 96% of the world’s surface will be uninhabitable once more.

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The City of Light takes human minds to a utopian virtual space but radiation will kill the human body and thus the human race.

When all Earth’s space is wasted again, would uploading human minds to Alie’s program save the human race?

Is the mind – inside a virtual reality indestructible by radiation and independent of resources vital to human life such as food, water, and air – an infinite space?

The City of Light takes human minds to a utopian virtual space but radiation will kill the human body and thus the human race.

When all Earth’s space is wasted again, would uploading human minds to Alie’s program save the human race?

Is the mind – inside a virtual reality indestructible by radiation and independent of resources vital to human life such as food, water, and air – an infinite space?