Re: The Matrix

From: Martin Ling (
Date: Wed May 31 2000 - 13:37:59 MDT

On Wed, May 31, 2000 at 01:55:39PM -0400, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> >
> > 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.

Your suggestion is consistent - as I said, I agree - but I'm just not
entirely sure how well it will integrate into the rest of the scenario
as I have it at the moment.

Although I must admit you've made me reconsider the Oracle aspect - I
do see a couple of ways I can work something like this in, and one of
them is quite interesting indeed...

Thanks for the input.


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