Re: The Matrix Oracle

Michael S. Lorrey (
Sun, 11 Apr 1999 00:27:22 -0400

joe dees wrote:
> At Sat, 10 Apr 1999 10:17:47 -0700, you wrote:
> >
> >joe dees, <>, writes:
> >> One thing that interested me about the Oracle was that she was wrong
> >> about Neo being The One (and ONLY that). This reminds me of the fact
> >> that, in DUNE, the one place where the Bene Gesserit Reverend Mothers
> >> could not look was there the Kwasitz Haderach resided.
> >
> >Actually, she said something to Neo about how he would have to do
> >something, maybe die, before becoming the One. And, in fact, he did
> >do that.
> >
> >Hal
> >
> My point is simply that Neo had to be able to transcend, bend and ultimately break all rules, not only the Matrix's, but also the Oracle's, to be The One. He had to transcend both the Oracle and Her predictions. Otherwise, SHE'D have been The One, not Neo.

She did predict he would die. What is interesting about the oracle is that there is no technological basis for her, unless she is actually some sort of AI herself who can predict an individual's potentials accurately. If she is a mere human, then we are dealing with a character with a theological or spiritual basis.