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Tsurumoto 1 Matt Tsurumoto Thompson English 1A T/Th 11am-1Pm 18 October 2005 Living in the Matrix “Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from the dream, Neo? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?” This fascinating quote by Morpheus from the Matrix offers the door leading to the notion that what we are wishing for, for the future, may already be here around us without us realizing it. In Adam Gopnik’s The Unreal Thing , he dives deeper into the aspects of The Matrix that make it believable and unrealistic at the same time. “Could it be that what you took to be your life was merely piped into your brain like experiential Muzak?” (Gopnik 91). He also offers the major flaws that ultimately made The Matrix more of a Hollywood blockbuster then following it’s possible look on real life. “He fights the identical agents for fifteen minutes, practically yawning while he does and then flies away and you wonder- why didn’t he fly away to start off with?” (Gopnik 91). The flaw came in to play when the second movie The Matrix Reloaded came out. “A view of the old movie suggests that its appeal has less to do with its accessories than with its premise” (Gopnik 91). The world within the matrix (although amazingly fake in its action scenes) does however, offer a look into present time as Gopnik illustrates. “One thing we place a lot of value on is being in charge of our own lives, not being someone
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This essay was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course ENG 1a taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '08 term at Santa Rosa.

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