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Tue May 14, 2013, 03:04 PM

Does it seem creepy to anyone else that GE is using The Matrix agents to sell it's software?

Isn't GE embedded enough? These new Matrix commercials seem to be almost mocking us. "HAHA! Yes, we run everything, and there is nothing you can do about it!"

We even have talking trains.

Maybe it's just me.


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Reply Does it seem creepy to anyone else that GE is using The Matrix agents to sell it's software? (Original post)
Atman May 2013 OP
clarice May 2013 #1
quinnox May 2013 #2
Atman May 2013 #5
quinnox May 2013 #6
Newest Reality May 2013 #3
NightWatcher May 2013 #4
Little_Wing May 2013 #7
Riftaxe May 2013 #8
toddaa May 2013 #9

Response to Atman (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2013, 03:08 PM

1. MISter Anderson. nt

 

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2013, 03:09 PM

2. haven't seen them yet but yea,

 

that concept does seem weird to me. "GE, proudly monitoring you, at all times!"

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Response to quinnox (Reply #2)

Tue May 14, 2013, 03:21 PM

5. C'mon...this is just creepy...

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Response to Atman (Reply #5)

Tue May 14, 2013, 03:25 PM

6. yep, that is strange

 

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2013, 03:17 PM

3. Considering the nature of the character,

Agent Smith ... I wonder if GE is "the cure".

Smith was an AGENT for The Matrix with great disdain for humanity. He eventually became a virus himself. There aren't any good ramifications to that character other than he met his correlative opposite, (representing us, actually) and the equation balanced.

He is really a bad choice for a spokes-agent if you really had any kind of positive message, so yes, this is troubling:

“I’d like to share a revelation that I’ve had, during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you aren’t actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with its surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply, and multiply until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You are a plague, and we… are the cure.”

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2013, 03:19 PM

4. Funny in that the matrix was 14 years ago

Way to stay current.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2013, 03:26 PM

7. High concept meets unclear on the details

The first time I saw this I was completely confused... I love the Matrix and I love Hugo Weaving so yeah, it was a great "get" for them, but talk about back asswards. And to think of the money they must have spent. Oh well, it is GE: if they want Agent Smith for their spokesmodel, I suppose they can afford to do whatever they want, however unclear the message.

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Tue May 14, 2013, 09:22 PM

8. Not nearly as creepy as having Jeffrey Immelt

as the chair of The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2013, 09:24 PM

9. I find GE creepy

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