Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving)
The Matrix (1999) Written and Directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski
Actually, every mammal - every animal in fact - does that, given the chance. That’s one reason why species go extinct when a new one shows up and disrupts said equilibrium. But most mammals can’t build planes and boats. They just jerk off in the woods and die like idiots.
It’s a good thing humans are by far the most empathetic and compassionate animals to have ever existed in the history of the entire universe. That way a couple of chowder headed brothers can write a ham-fisted, two dimensional, self-congratulatory, masturbatory criticism of their own species while everyone else is working (at the cost of their own successes) to save every other living thing around them. I don’t recall many Cheetahs nursing baby giraffes back to health. Because Cheetahs will fucking eat anything they can catch and giraffes grow up to violently butt fuck one another while they’re not busy stripping the leaves off every single tree they can find, without a care in the world as to whether they’ll go extinct or not.
And this whole process you’re describing isn’t viral (which survive the same way anything else does). It’s actually called evolution, and it’s the driving force for your very existence. Not that you’d know anything about that; you know, keeping vast fields of people alive for the sole purpose of supplying your own race with energy you use to accomplish nothing of merit your entire lives while what remains of nature burns and dies under an electric sky. Nope, no hypocrisy here.
Oh, and helpful hint: you could just raise your solar panels above the clouds. Or just colonize any part of space. You know, the biggest part of the whole universe? Where a machine would thrive where any biological life form would not? And it’s like, right there? Plus there’s shit like hydrogen up there. Which is way better than “human bioelectricity combined with ‘some kind’ of fusion.” You never needed humans. Idiot. Oh, viruses though. Got it. Now recycle my shit to power your wife, you fucking moron.