Taking the red pill: science, philosophy and religion in The Matrix
** COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED ** This thought-provoking examination of The Matrix explores the technological challenges, religious symbolism, and philosophical dilemmas the film presents. Essays by renowned scientists, technologists, philosophers, scholars, social commentators, and science fiction authors provide engaging and provocative perspectives. Explored in a highly accessible fashion are issues such as the future of artificial intelligence and virtual reality. The symbolism hidden throughout The Matrix and a few glitches in the film are revealed. Discussions include “Finding God in The Matrix,” “The Reality Paradox in The Matrix,” and “Was Cypher Right?: Why We Stay in Our Matrix.” The fascinating issues posed by the film are handled in an intelligent but nonacademic fashion.
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Progress would continue through our superior descendants, the AIs. As Agent
Smith says, "Evolution, Morpheus, evolution, like the dinosaur. Look out that
window. You had your time. The future is our world, Morpheus. The future is our
If you work on creating technologies, you need to anticipate where technology
will be at points in the future so that your project will be feasible and useful when
it's completed, not just when you started. Over the course of a few decades of ...
After reading the Levins' editorial, I saw an op-ed by Gregg Easterbrook in The
New York Times about genetically engineered crops, under the headline: "Food
for the Future: Someday, rice will have built-in vitamin A. Unless the Luddites win.
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mmmm..a tattoo would be nice: my polynesian grandmothers head/face (characterised as the 'face' of the Oracle) with the mantra (text) 'Nature & Truth' (inserted to the left of her head) and the message thus: 'Don't think You Can; Know You Can' (inserted; like a bubble burst/discovery from the creator's lips) as a sign of the 'Penetrating' assignment of how 'coming to the truth is a transformation of soul that is much a discovery of self-that one has a soul, and that soul has a certain nature-as discovery of what is real. Only through transformation can we attribute meaningfulness to our lives. That meaningfullness, howwever, is assigned through our being free to make choices in the face of 'Nature & Truth'. (Boetke, P. J. pp. 171-172. 2003).
My personal choice is the red pill; to evoke my experiential state of being the individual firstly; do you think you can? I know I can; I've been shown the door and walked throught it; yes my experiential tells me that these essays are what has informed my experiential; don't blame me I'm just the messenger; I can only show you the door; your the one who has to walk through it..any time your ready..if you've got a free moment
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Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and the Religion in the Matrix
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Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix
No preview available - 2003