The Matrix delves much further into Transhumanism in the second outing as the machine world. While parts 2&3 of the matrix have their flaws to me they are complex and nuanced views of the future of machine and human politics. More importantly they highlight that like humans machines are unlikely to find change easy. Despite all the flash and the smiths this story is all about change. It’s hard in this current world so dominated by talk of privilege and oppression that machines would be treated in this way. Yet even with the need to stand up for the oppressed there is an equal need to slap down the privileged. It’s not that our prejudices go away, they simply find different modes of expression.
The point that the oracle makes that we are in this together couldn’t be more true. Maybe we need to learn that as humans before we tackle machine intelligence.