Re: The Matrix

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Wed May 31 2000 - 11:55:39 MDT

Martin Ling wrote:

> On Wed, May 31, 2000 at 10:13:23AM -0400, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> >
> > Morpheus' explaination might be looked at as a reflection of how well any opponent
> > truly knows their enemy. Most conflict comes from misunderstanding, so it only
> > follows that the resistance would have an imperfect understanding of their enemy,
> > especially one so vast as the AI.
> >
> > The existence of the Oracle could simply be a user interface for a freindly AI that
> > has hacked the system to genetically engineer Neo. Remeber the warning about
> > 'indistinguisable from magic'.
> >
> > The Oracle predicted Morpheus' death, which was predictable given his lack of
> > understanding of the enemy. As Sun Tsu said, the path to victory is by knowing your
> > enemy and knowing yourself. Neo attained a good degree of that understanding in the
> > end, which is why he was able to win in the end.
> But she also predicted that Trinity would fall in love with Neo (long
> before any of the storyline), that Neo would have to choose between
> Morpheus' life and his own, that he would knock over the vase... yes,
> I'm willing to agree on 'sufficiently advanced technology'. But I just
> prefer to do it differently, thanks.

Since all three were intimately jacked into the network, its pretty safe to assume that
the Oracle had a pretty good pulse on the three to a much further extent than they were
aware of themselves. Maybe Trinity has a groupie psychology, is looking for a savior
figure, and the Oracle could see that, and used her by telling her that Neo would be that
savior. The interesting thing about prophesy is that people who beleive in prophesy tend
to make realty move to conform with that prophesy.

Remember, the vase was in virtual reality, though even in regular reality, its not hard
to hypnotize someone into doing exactly what you tell them to do so long as it isn't
something they had no objection to anyways. Talk is a very powerful tool, its why women
prefer romance novels, they are easier to hypnotize as well.

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