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The Matrix

(The Matrix) virtual reality simulator for pacification of humans.

Thomas Anderson is a computer programmer who maintains a double life as "Neo" the hacker. Another hacker named Trinity contacts Neo and informs him that a man named Morpheus can tell him the meaning of "the Matrix", a phrase that Neo has encountered repeatedly online but does not understand.

However, three dark-suited Agents, led by Agent Smith, are determined to prevent Neo from finding out the true meaning and purpose of the Matrix. Neo eventually meets Morpheus, who warns him that once he shows Neo the Matrix, he will not be able to "go back". Neo accepts his offer by choosing the red pill; his reality soon disintegrates and he abruptly wakes, naked and weak, in a liquid-filled vessel, finding himself as one of billions of people connected by cables to an elaborate electrical system. He is rescued and brought aboard Morpheus's levitating ship, the Nebuchadnezzar.

Morpheus explains that in the 21st century, humans waged a war against intelligent machines they had created. When humans blocked the machines' access to solar energy, the machines instead turned to harvesting the humans' bioelectricity as a substitute power source, while keeping them trapped in the Matrix, a shared simulation of the world as it was in 1999, in which Neo has been living since birth.

The Matrix
Category : Robots in Movies
Year : 1999
Submitted :  6th, August 2008
Tags : cyberpunk

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