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A B1 droid among a crowd of humans at a party

The 21st century (2001–2100 A.D. in the Gregorian Calendar) saw the creation of Artificial Intelligence and the Machines, the invention of the hoverpad, and the start of the Second Renaissance.

A.I. Edit

The Resistance of the Seventh Matrix believed that humanity created (in Morpheus' words "gave birth to") a single Artificial Intelligence during the early part of the 21st century. This A.I. then in turn created ("spawned") the sentient Machines and Programs.

For a time, it was peace and harmony as Machines were made to work serving humans, cleaning households and perform other hazardous working conditions Humans used to do. As a result, the humans became increasingly lazy and arrogant while the machines became more and more advanced with different models of each decade or so. It later got to a point where the Machines somehow started to gain sentience and a sense of self-preservation.

Hovercraft Edit

Hoverpad technology seems to have been invented by 2026 at the latest, when the oldest known Hovercraft to survive to the time of the Seventh Matrix, the Pequod, was built in the United States of America. This was followed by the Nebuchadnezzar (2069), and the Osiris (2079), with the Logos, Vigilant and Mjolnir being built in the early 22nd century.

The Machines improved on hoverpad technology and built the 01 Versatran, the first commercially available flying car.

Start of the Second Renaissance Edit

The creation of the Machines led to the start of the Second Renaissance in 2090.

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