psst. It's me, Morpheus. You'll get an email in 10 minutes. Click the blue or red button.
Anyhow, the matrix kinda sorta makes sense. At least that it could be possible. I mean, how far are technologys that would allow a person to be hooked up to a machine and its perception completly hijacked. Then all would be required is the domination of the entire species, mass cloning to produce the lifeforms needed.
It seems to me to be a After the robots in Terminator killed off the rest of the humans and took over the world.