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Burning down the house

The UN says resources are running out. Why? Too many humans.

3rd May, 2008

The UN says resources are running out. Why? Too many humans.

There’s a scene in the first (and best) of the Matrix trilogy of films, where the misanthropic computer programme Agent Smith shares his worldview with a sweating Laurence Fishburne.

Mankind, he expounds, is a cancer, fatally consuming the host upon which it lives - in our case, the earth. Of course, there’s a long and noble tradition of science fiction stealing from...

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