Wayback Machine is the Matrix

“The idea is to build a library of everything, and the opportunity is to build a great library that offers universal access to all of human knowledge. That may sound laughable, but I’d suggest that the Internet is going exactly in that direction, so if we shoot directly for it, we should be able to get to universal access to human knowledge.”

I therefore conclude that the Wayback Machine is, in reality, The Matrix.

Think of it: a giant computer system with hundreds of terabytes, holding the collected knowledge of all mankind? How long before you start needing the energy from human bodies to run such a huge system? How long before the computer becomes intelligent enough… to use that knowledge against us? To turn us into mere battery cells, and immerse our minds in a computer-generated dreamworld… built to keep us under control?

Keep your eyes on that Wayback Machine. Soon it will be everywhere. Even in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window. Or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work. When you go to church. When you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes… to blind you from the truth.

Where am I? I think I got a bit carried away. Anyway, can you believe my site once looked like that? (Not that I need the Wayback Machine; I already have my Brief History for archiving purposes.)


  1. Raffy says:

    Pau, I think it’s about time you burned your copy of George Orwell’s 1984.

    Just kidding. :)

  2. Salim says:

    Only one flaw in the Matrix-style conspiracy theory: humans are not good energy sources. We’re much better as operators, maintenance men, and janitors. Use fossil fuels, the sun and wind, etc, for energy – and there’s no true artificial intelligence either: computers can never rebel – like powerful genies, they only obey. Of course, if Bin Laden was a programmer, we’d wish they rebelled!

    Greetings and peace, Pau!