Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and the Religion in the Matrix
BenBella Books, Inc., Mar 11, 2003 - Performing Arts - 280 pages
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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WAS CYPHER RIGHT? PART
THE REALITY PARADOX IN THE MATRIX
PARADIGM OF POSTMODERNISM
GLITCHES IN THE MATRIX
BUDDHISM MYTHOLOGY AND THE MATRIX
HUMAN FREEDOM AND THE RED PILL
FINDING GOD IN THE MATRIX
WHY THE FUTURE DOESNT NEED US
ARE WE LIVING IN THE MATRIX?
THE MATRIX GLOSSARY
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