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The Matrix as an Insignificant Discovery

15 Oct

Philosophy in Film

The Matrix as an Insignificant Discovery

By Matthew Jones

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In the film The Matrix, a scenario is presented that asks the question: is our perception of physical space-time real? But this question is made insignificant by an even greater question: what constitutes reality? In the film, the protagonist, Neo, discovers that his perception of physical space-time is deluded and that his life up to this point has only been a virtual simulation created by machines. Once this discovery is made, Neo assumes that since the world he once lived in is a simulation, it is definitely not reality and has made his existence up to this point meaningless. As a result, he risks life and limb to fight the machines that created “the Matrix”. It is this assumption that I wish to dispute: the Matrix Hypothesis is life altering and trivializes human existence within the simulation. The Matrix Hypothesis…

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Posted by on October 15, 2015 in General News

 

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