Seeing The Matrix

Matrix code

“The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work… when you go to church… when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.”                                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                – Morpheus


Stick around long enough, and the code starts to bleed through the mirage. Look closely, you can see the making behind the look in peoples eyes as you pass them on the street; visualize the stories that lead them to this moment. Repeatable, definable and relatively predictable. The programing that fuels reactions in the faces that fill our days courses just beneath the surface, whispering through the veneer of humanity.  

Fear, envy, loathing, or joy, kindness, and warmth begin to reveal their making in the lines of code that run at the core of us all. The same elaborate programming can make some wealthy while leaving others destitute. It forms skyscrapers and homeless camps alike. Inherently this Matrix is neither evil nor righteous, it simply is.  It has no nature but that which we give it. It can be altered but only when we ourselves accept its presence. I did not see it until recently, now glimmers and threads appear everywhere I look. 

The Matrix is all around us, even now. Can you see it?

2 thoughts on “Seeing The Matrix”

  1. When the Matrix came out, I saw it in the theater. It didn’t work for me and I was somewhat dismissive towards it. Over the next few years, so many people talked it up, I gave it another chance and I still didn’t ‘get’ it. Now it’s been so long, I can’t really even remember what it’s about. When I read you description, I think the Matrix fits well with my theory of existence. I’m a creationist and an evolutionist, a believer in intelligent design. A higher being set it all in motion: code, nature, evolution, call it what you want. We’re on an unguided ship careening through the cosmos. There is no fate but what we make.

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