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Wednesday, May 28, 2003  

Content with no Comentary
For all you who were confounded by "the Architect's" speech at the end of Matrix: Reloaded, I ran across a transcript of the scene here. I don't need to warn you that the link contains spoilers. And so does the rest of this post, so reader beware. Upon my second viewing the scene made quite a bit more sense to me, and served to reinforce all the conclusions that I had drawn after my first viewing. Basically that Neo is just another part of the control system put in place by the architect. The Matrix is built on an "unbalanced equation" that works for 99.9% of the people plugged in, because they are given a choice. However the .1% who did not except the program (and escaped to Zion as "freed minds") would soon become a threat to the whole shebang unless something was done about them. That something is Neo and the "Prophecy" both elements of control that leads the free-minds to their destruction. "This will be the sixth time we have destroyed [Zion], and we have become exceedingly efficient at it." Neo is there to lead the free-minds to their own destruction, and to "reboot" the system (I think. this is where things get kinda unclear.) And to make sure Neo (who after all is still human, and retains his free-will even though he is but a pawn of the machines) continues with the cycle, the system is built so that if Neo doesn't go along and select the inhabitants of the "new Zion" then he will cause a, "cataclysmic system crash killing everyone connected to the Matrix, which coupled with the extermination of Zion will ultimately result in the extinction of the entire human race." The Architect also built into Neo, "a contingent affirmation that was meant to create a profound attachment to the rest of your species." so that when faced with this choice he would always choose the "right" door and restart the cycle to save humanity from extinction. However, Neo's "profound attachment" manifested not as a connection to humanity in general, but rather for an individual, Trinity. So then with his final choice, Neo breaks the system's cycle. And sets of a chain of events that will lead to the destruction of all humans connected to the matrix. Which begs the question, who's side is the Oracle on anyway? Is it her prophecy's that shaped the Zion revolution and caused Neo to love an individual? How does Choice effect Purpose? How deep DOES the rabbit hole go?

posted by JMV | 5/28/2003 11:37:00 AM
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