Stranger Than Fiction

SECTION I

STRANGER THAN FICTION

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Agent Smith: The great Morpheus. We meet at last.
Morpheus: And you are?
Agent Smith: A Smith. Agent Smith.
Morpheus: You all look the same to me.

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The Matrix was the first DVD to sell more than one million copies in the US. By November 10, 2003, the sales of The Matrix DVD had exceeded 30 million copies. The movie describes a bleak holographic artificial system that exploits people for their electrical energy. Computer programmer Neo is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, to free humanity from the Matrix.

The movie’s premise is not too far from the truth, a truth that is initially frightening in its scope and implications. We are in the Matrix, an artificial world that enslaves and exploits us for our energy.
The Matrix is set up to benefit only those few at the top of the pyramid. All exploitation, greed, and life-negating expressions are allowed, while life-affirming expressions are downplayed or even actively discouraged. Those at the top would have you believe that this world is the only world possible; they would have you believe that humans are naturally violent and destructive.

But these are only convenient lies designed to support the Matrix, while disempowering the humans that supply the Matrix its power. The world of the Matrix is based upon a paradigm of ever increasing enslavement and exploitation. It is an alternative “reality” or timeline that runs alongside of several other parallel timelines, some more destructive, and others more benign.

We have been taught that the artificial reality of the Matrix is all there is; we have been taught that we have no power to change it. But the truth is that you do have power—in fact, you have the power to create worlds.
The Matrix uses your innate creative power to sustain a world that doesn’t benefit you. The Matrix is set up to control and dominate us; we are its subjects as long as we remain ignorant of our own power.
Once we are fully conscious beings the Matrix has no more control over us; it requires unconscious participants for its victims. A new, amazing future is arriving. We are all facing a decision: we can choose to stay in the Matrix or leave it for a life of freedom.

~ Excerpt from Unplug From the Matrix

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