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The Matrix Philosophy Essay

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Neo's meeting with the OracleNeo goes to see the Oracle for the first time in the first Matrix movie. When he meets her, she is in her kitchen baking cookies. Then during sometime in their conversation, the Oracle says,"Don't worry about the vase." Neo says, "What vase?" (after he said that, he hit the vase by accident and dropped it.) Here we see that the Oracle is a psychic. Then the Oracle says, "What's really going to bake your noodles later on is would you have still broken it if I hadn't said anything?" After a while later, she gives Neo a "physical." She checks his ears, his tongue, his mouth, and his hands. Based on what she sees, she looks at Neo with a weird facial expression. Neo then says, "I'm not the One." Then the Oracle nods her head. Notice the Oracle never told Neo that he wasn't the One. Neo believed that he wasn't the One. The Oracle knew he was the One all along but did not say anything and wanted Neo to find out for himself. (That's why she said that he would have to choose between saving Morpheus or saving himself.)Another thing, why did the Oracle give Neo a physical? They were inside the Matrix, so why did a physical matter? The Oracle wasn't looking at the "real" Neo, she was just looking at a digital computer image. Again, the Oracle knew that all along but wanted Neo to find out that a physical didn't matter. Neo obviously gave up and decided that he wasn't the One.The Spoon TheoryIn the Oracle's home, there were other potentials. One kid bent spoons with his mind. Neo went to him and looked at his ability. "The Spoon Boy" told him to not try to bend the spoon, that's impossible. He told him to realize the truth, that there is no spoon. That spoon he was holding up was just computer data that had a special function in the Matrix. (Please tell me you know the function of a spoon.) That computer data is then interpreted by a brain as a hard metal object used for eating. The kid was trying to tell Neo, that it is not a spoon, but just computer data.Go to and look for the Matrix and see all the mistakes there.Interesting things to ponder aboutWhen Morpheus and Neo go to see the Oracle, they enter the apartment building first. There is a blind man sitting on a chair. When Morpheus walks by the blind man nods at Morpheus.When Neo gets a cell phone at his office, it instantly rings. This implies that the phone was on. Morpheus sent Neo the phone. Is it possible for the batteries to still work even though the cell phone came a long way? Was that cell phone a "real" phone or a Matrix cell phone?Why don't the agents go after the Oracle? She is old and is part of the resistance.When the agents took Morpheus and injected him with the Serum, they injected it in his neck. In real life doctors don't put needles into patients' neck because the neck has a lot of arteries.Why does food taste the way it does inside the Matrix? How do machines know what food tasted like?The Matrix is a simulation of the world. What about...

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