The Matrix

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Right now we're inside a computer program?
Right now we're inside
a computer program?
Is it really so hard to believe?
Is it really so hard to believe?
Your clothes are different. The plugs in your body are gone
Your clothes are different.
The plugs in your body are gone.
Your hair has changed
Your hair has changed.
Your appearance now is what we call "residual self-image."
Your appearance now is what we call
"residual self-image."
It is the mental projection of your digital self
It is the mental projection
of your digital self.
This isn't real?
This isn't real?
What is "real"?
What is "real"?
How do you define "real"?
How do you define "real"?
If you're talking about what you can feel
If you're talking about
what you can feel...
...what you can smell, taste and see
...what you can smell, taste and see...
...then "real" is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain
...then "real" is simply electrical
signals interpreted by your brain.
This is the world that you know
This is the world that you know.
The world as it was at the end of the 20th century
The world as it was at the end
of the 20th century.
It exists now only as part of a neural-interactive simulation
It exists now only as part of
a neural-interactive simulation...
...that we call the Matrix
...that we call the Matrix.
You've been living in a dream world, Neo
You've been living
in a dream world, Neo.
This is the world
This is the world...
...as it exists today
...as it exists today.
Welcome to "the desert
Welcome to "the desert...
...of the real."
...of the real."
We have only bits and pieces of information
We have only bits and pieces
of information.
But what we know for certain is that in the early 21 st century
But what we know for certain
is that in the early 21 st century...
...all of mankind was united in celebration
...all of mankind was united
in celebration.
We marveled at our own magnificence as we gave birth to AI
We marveled at our own magnificence
as we gave birth to AI.
AI
AI.
You mean artificial intelligence
You mean artificial intelligence.
A singular consciousness that spawned an entire race of machines
A singular consciousness that spawned
an entire race of machines.
We don't know who struck first, us or them
We don't know who struck first,
us or them.
But we know that it was us that scorched the sky
But we know that it was us
that scorched the sky.
They were dependent on solar power
They were dependent on solar power...
...and it was believed that they would be unable to survive
...and it was believed that
they would be unable to survive...
...without an energy source as abundant as the sun
...without an energy source
as abundant as the sun.
Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive
Throughout human history, we have
been dependent on machines to survive.
Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony
Fate, it seems, is not
without a sense of irony.
The human body generates more bioelectricity than a 120-volt battery
The human body generates more
bioelectricity than a 120-volt battery.
And over 25,000 BTUs of body heat
And over 25,000 BTUs of body heat.
Combined with a form of fusion
Combined with a form of fusion...
...the machines had found all the energy they would ever need
...the machines had found all the energy
they would ever need.
There are fields, Neo, endless fields
There are fields, Neo,
endless fields...
...where human beings are no longer born
...where human beings
are no longer born.
We are grown
We are grown.
For the longest time, I wouldn't believe it
For the longest time,
I wouldn't believe it.
And then I saw the fields with my own eyes
And then I saw the fields
with my own eyes...
...watched them liquefy the dead
...watched them liquefy the dead...
...so they could be fed intravenously to the living
...so they could be fed intravenously
to the living.
And standing there, facing the pure, horrifying precision
And standing there,
facing the pure, horrifying precision...
...I came to realize the obviousness of the truth
...I came to realize
the obviousness of the truth.
What is the Matrix?
What is the Matrix?
Control
Control.
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