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Philosophy Of The Matrix Essay

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The Matrix is a film that shows a great deal of emphasis on the philosophical aspects of life. This film was showed a different view on life. Larry and Andy Wachowski, the directors and writers, wanted their ideas of where life was from and where it was going. They created The Matrix to express their ideas to the world. I believe that they may be correct in their interpretation of the world, as we know it. A person created this whole idea of an artificially intelligent computer. This person was known as The Creator. No one really knows who the creator was, but they have heard stories. This man made the matrix to help society advance to higher than was ever thought possible. His artificially intelligent computer had, like any artificially intelligent computer, the ability to learn. The problem with this computer was it learned too much and began to take over human existence. The humans realized that the computer needed the sun for energy, tried to stop the computer by sending their world into an apocalypse. This blocked the sun and killed basically everything on Earth. This plan, however, did not kill the computer. The computer began connecting the humans to a central power frame, which it used to produce its own energy. The creator knew how to break free from the computer, but died before he was able to undo what he did.The Wachowskis introduced us to Thomas A. / Neo Anderson, played by Keanu Reeves, in the beginning of the film. They made it a point to have their viewers know that Keanu had both an everyday life name of Thomas, and a hacker name of Neo. This duel personality that is given to Keanu is foreshadowing his move out of the matrix and into the apocalyptical world known as reality. Since an artificially intelligent computer runs the matrix, it realized when Keanu was beginning to doubt the realism of the matrix. Morpheus, acted by Laurence Fishburne, and his crew found the Keanu that was a hacker, which is why he was always called Neo, and gave him the opportunity leave the matrix and begin his life from the outside. Neo accepted and was removed from the matrix and basically thrown away as if he was a dead body. When Neo was brought to Morpheus's ship and was reintroduced to the matrix, but this time he was able to remove himself whenever he wanted. While in one of the sessions, Morpheus explained to Neo what was real. Morpheus said, "What you feel, touch, taste, and see are all electrical signals interpreted by the brain." This means that everything is real, while nothing is real. This may seem like a redundant answer, yet in the biological sense it completely explains what is real. Since modern science believes that everything that a person feels, see, hears, etc is interpreted to the brain an electrical impulse, everything in the matrix is real. While on the other hand, if everything we know to be sense is only an electrical signal, how do we know that we are not in a matrix and all our scientific facts are just a...

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