The Matrix (4)
It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than two decades since we were introduced to Thomas Anderson (Neo). The first Matrix film broke through our self-imposed blindness to the truth that the world as we know it is a computerized simulation.
But did it help us? I guess that depends on whether we chose the red pill or not.
To my understanding, this story points out in visual form what Gurdjieff tried to explain a century ago: the energy in charge of this world lives off our collective fear.
I suspect most people missed that point. When Neo took the red pill, he found himself in a cocoon-style pod, plugged into the Machine.
While human beings are kept in the pod, the world they think they inhabit is actually just a computer simulation and all the events in that ‘world’ are used to produce reactions which then get harvested electronically by the Machine.
If I seem to be harping on this plot device, it’s because it is considered a ‘plot hole’ by a great many people. When a person is ‘woke’ they see the mechanisms for what they are.
So, I ask you, which pill would you take?