Re The Matrix Oracle

Brian D Williams (
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 08:49:14 -0700 (PDT)

From: Michael Butler <>

>I take it that anyone with "the gift" _could_ be "the one", even
>Morpheus. Kind of like any female honeybee can become Queen if the
>stressors are right.

Actually you can convert any bee to a queen (as a larva) by feeding it the substance we call "Royal Jelly".

I liked "The Matrix", the idea of people as batteries was laughable, but maybe a battery company paid big dollars. Using the people as some sort of processor would have made more sense, they could even claim to be using the urban mythable 90% of the brain we supposedly don't use.

One of my favorite parts was when the heroine was staring at the helicopter, and Neo ask's her "can you fly that thing". "Not yet" she answers reaching for her cellphone......

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