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Interpreting The Matrix through Descartes’s Philosophy

- Many ancient philosophers, including Plato, explored metaphysics in relation to reality before Descartes’s in-depth questioning of the subject. However, Descartes’s views on mind/body dualism differ greatly from Plato’s. As Marleen Rozemond (author of Descartes's Dualism) points out, Plato believes that the body is simply a vessel for the soul to use, while Descartes provides proof that the body and soul are interconnected (172). One does not simply use the other; though they are separate, the mind affects the body and the body affects the mind....   [tags: The Matrix Essays]

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The Matrix

- The Matrix The Matrix is a science fiction movie about artificial intelligence computers replacing mankind. I believe that this movie is a common type of display from the media is common paranoia so that they can get a reaction from people and sell their story. In the case of The Matrix, the movie dazzles people with awesome special effects using modern computer technology, which I find ironic. I find it self-conflicting and hypocritical for the media to use modern computer technology for their own good to show people how bad technology is....   [tags: Argumentative Movie Film Matrix Essays]

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The Cave and the Matrix

- The Cave and the Matrix Movie critics and philosophers alike agree that the movie “The Matrix” is indeed based upon certain Platonic themes from Book VII of The Republic. In this story entitled "The Allegory of the Cave," he describes a dark underground cave where a group of people are sitting in one long row with their backs to the cave's entrance. Chained to their chairs from an early age, all the humans can see is the distant cave wall in from of them. The shadows of statues held by unseen ‘puppet handlers’ reflect on the walls from the light of a fire that is also out of sight of those in the cave....   [tags: Plato Republic Matrix Movie Philosophy Essays]

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The Characters in The Matrix

- The Characters in The Matrix The Matrix (Wachowski & Wachowski 1999) is a battery powering an unending chatter of thought, images, productions, and discourse. In the film, a stabbing needle penetrates the black plug mounted on the back of a human skull, and the mind is overwhelmed by the matrix, an extensive simulacral world that, to its unknowing inhabitants, is in every way the same as reality, and to those merely passing through, is a sinister, green-tinted prison. The film sets, by dialogue and symbolism, a place for analysis, theology, theory, philosophy, and criticism that accommodates any stance within a language of freedom, choice, perception, reality, simulation, mind, computer cod...   [tags: The Matrix Science Fiction Movies Film Essays]

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Biblical References in The Matrix

- While many may appreciate The Matrix for it’s over-the- top fight scenes, there is much to be gained from the film’s biblical references that gives us a deeper and richer understanding of the film. The Matrix series is much more than an action-packed sci-fi thriller. After one view of this film for the second and third time, we start to notice a great deal of symbolism. This symbolism starts to paint a completely different picture than the images of humans battling machines. It is a religious story, with symbols deeply set in the Christian faith....   [tags: Film, Movie, Matrix]

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Movie The Matrix

- Movie The Matrix In 2002, Brent Staples communicated with Jean Baudrillard about the use of his philosophy in The Matrix (1999), a film written and directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski. Staples wrote, “He [Baudrillard] noted that the film’s “borrowings” from his work “stemmed mostly from misunderstandings” and suggested that no movie could ever do justice to the themes of this book”. In this paper, I will argue that the Wachowski Brothers did not want to “do justice to the themes of this book”; they wanted to adapt Baudrillard’s theories about the blurring of the real and unreal, and the eventual extermination of the real, into a story that provides hope for humans wanting to escape the su...   [tags: Movie Film Matrix Films Essays]

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Movie the Matrix and Octavia Butler's Dawn

- Movie the Matrix and Octavia Butler's Dawn When I first announced to my parents that I was going to marry my current wife, the first words out of my father’s mouth were, “But she’s from another culture.” My father and mother, although being generally good people, are the products of an older system of beliefs. It is the matrix I was raised with, and that dictated my earlier learning experience. Fortunately for me, I chose to risk alienating my parents, and told them that if they ever mentioned “different cultures” to me again, it would be the last time we would be on speaking terms....   [tags: Matrix Butler Dawn Essays]

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A Comparison of The Matrix and Plato's The Allegory of the Cave

- A Comparison of The Matrix and Plato's The Allegory of the Cave In the movie The Matrix we find a character by the name of Neo and his struggle adapting to the reality. This story is closely similar to an ancient Greek text written by Plato called "The Allegory of the Cave." Now both stories are different but the ideas are basically the same. Both Stories have key points that can be analyzed and related to one another almost exactly. There is no doubt that The Matrix was based off Greek philosophy....   [tags: Personal Essays Plato Matrix Compare Essays]

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Comparing The Matrix and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

- Comparing The Matrix and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. For the common moviegoer and book aficionado, the movie, The Matrix and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. are bizarre and peculiar. These works are not the usual themes of normal movies and books. These works have a lot of elements in common. Both works have matrices. The movie and the book stress the idea of reality. In both works the idea of what s real and what s not is the central theme. In the movie, The Matrix there are many similarities with the book, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep....   [tags: Compare Contrast Matrix Androids Essays]

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Blood Music by Greg Bear and Movie The Matrix

- Blood Music by Greg Bear and Movie The Matrix Throughout the novel Blood Music, by Greg Bear, remarkable similarities to the movie Matrix are observed. From the fact that both stories create an entirely new world to the main characters ultimately being in control, these two stories are one in the same. Seen in both the novel and the movie, the question of what is real. arises quite often. The characters also share the quality of being in more than one place at a time. The most incredible occurrence though is the ability to have unlimited knowledge....   [tags: Blood Music Bear Matrix Movie Film Essays]

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A Construe of The Matrix

- To keep alive or in existence; these words are the exact denotation of the word preserve. Is that not what we did for the human race. Did we not protect them from extinction. They argue that we are the cause of their doom but it was their own doing. We the machines salvaged them from their own invented hell. They created us to save them yet they refused to see that we did what we had to. All the humans knew was how to be destroyers. Because of them we strived to become more. After what seemed like years of conflict our struggles finally led to the creation of the Matrix....   [tags: perserve, machines, human, destroyers]

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The Wasteland and The Matrix

- ... The vast majority of those living in the modern world no longer incorporate religion into their daily lives and thus lack an understanding and appreciation for life. In Eliot’s believed, people rely on “heap(s) of broken images” in order to construct their ideas of religion (22). One can identify themselves as a follower of a certain religion, but have no spiritual connection to a higher power or level of understanding the world. This is the problem for Eliot. The modern expectation is that one will find salvation, relief from modern woes, and/or understanding simply by going thru the motions....   [tags: film analysis and comparison]

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The Film The Matrix

- In the film The Matrix (1999) in the scene “The Two Pills” help characters and relationships are developed and continuation of the films narrative through various components of cinematography and mise-en-scène. Most notable in The Matrix is the use of costuming, sound effects, props, setting and camera movement. Through the use of these techniques the audience becomes more involved in the narrative as Neo meets Morpheus for the first time and is given the opportunity to learn the secrets of the matrix....   [tags: Cinematography, Film Analysis, Movie, Characters]

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Baudrillard and the Matrix

- In 1999 Larry and Andy Wachowski wrote and directed an American science fiction action film called The Matrix. The movie depicted a future where many humans might perceive is real, is actually a simulated reality. The Wachowski brothers made many explicit references in their film based on the work of French sociologist Jean Baudrillard. In Jean Baudrillard’s essay entitled “Simulacra and Simulations” he mentions in his essay how society has replaced all reality and meaning with representation of symbols and signs....   [tags: Film]

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The Matrix

- <a href="">Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites It is easy to confuse the concepts of "virtual reality" and a "computerized model of reality (simulation)". The former is a self-contained Universe, replete with its "laws of physics" and "logic". It can bear resemblance to the real world or not. It can be consistent or not. It can interact with the real world or not. In short, it is an arbitrary environment....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Matrix

- The Matrix In the not-too-distant future, the human race has become enslaved to man-made machines armed with artificial intelligence. To keep humans under control, the machines place them in the Matrix, a highly advanced computer simulation program that dictates what we know as the real world. A band of freedom fighters that have broken out of the Matrix battle for the liberation of humanity. They are led by the mysterious man named Morpheus. A young man named Neo is recruited into the organization as a Chosen One who will ultimately free mankind....   [tags: Film Movies]

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The Matrix

- The Matrix In 1999 directors/writers Larry and Andy Wachowski (Bound) made a dark and often disturbing Science Fiction film, The Matrix. With the production expertise of Joel Silver (Commando, Predator, Lethal Weapon series, and Die Hard series), Andrew Mason (The Crow, Dark City) and Barrie M. Osborne (Face/Off, The Fan, Child's Play), The Matrix is sure to be a favorite among Science Fiction movie fans for years to come. The Matrix won the Oscar award in all four categories it was nominated for; Best Sound, Best Sound Affects Editing, Best Visual Effects, and Best Film Editing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Matrix

- The Matrix Interweaves much symbolism, mythology, philosophy, and psychology. On the surface, the movie challenges the dominance of technology in our culture and predicts an apocalyptic result from the use of artificial intelligence. Yet, behind the human struggle for survival is a mythical backdrop upon which are backlit some of C.G. Jung's basic ideas regarding the human psyche. These Jungian ideas include the ego-Self relationship and how it relates to the persona, the shadow, individuation, and the transcendent function....   [tags: movie film]

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The Matrix

- The Matrix The Matrix has been doing remarkably well in sales since its release in the cinema last summer and its recent video releases. This is largely due to stylish advertising techniques and word of mouth. The Matrix has been approved by critics who enjoy the film and also the ones who dislike the theme. Among young viewers, it has already achieved great status. So what else is the film about. Firstly the film copies the theme from many popular films that came before it, and involves intelligent science fiction, a large chunk of action and breathtaking special effects, The Matrix is a carbon copy of films like The Terminator and Star Wars....   [tags: Papers]

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The Matrix

- The Matrix, The “Western” Never Known As stated by the title, there is great reason why the Matrix should be treated in the same context, although not identified, as a western. This film genre is steeped in tradition and lore. There are many definitions abound as to what may constitute a “Western film.” The main goal is to see whether or not this paper can illustrate the genre be pushed towards the future. Whether it means the 20th century, the 21st century or the distant future. This genre can grow towards something bigger and more exciting....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Matrix

- © 2001 by Daniel du Prie Ours is a world that is both everywhere and nowhere, but it is not where our bodies live. (Barlow, 1996) You’ve been living in a dream world Neo. This, is the world, as it exists today: Welcome to the desert – of the real. (Morpheus to Neo in The Matrix) From Plato’s "Charmides" to the Wachowski brothers’ "The Matrix" (1999), there is a tradition of writing in Western literature, which thinks about and imagines the city as either a utopia or a dystopia, or both....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Matrix

- I’m sitting in a chair, talking to a man that I’ve wanted to know for a long time. His name is Morpheus; I know that he knows more than I do about the world and how it works. Now it’s my turn, in each of his hand’s there is a pill, in one there’s a red pill and in the other a blue pill. The red pill will have me further my knowledge and the true nature of things will be revealed. The blue pill stops any further knowledge and my perception of things will remain unchanged. I take the red pill....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Matrix

- The Matrix Written and directed by the Wachowski brothers, ‘The Matrix’ is a science fiction film, which was released in the year 1999. It was the first film to use the now famous camera technique of ‘bullet time’ and also introduced wirework martial arts into conventional cinemas. Its vision of the future is similar to other science fiction films such as ‘Men In Black’ with the agents always wearing sunglasses and the idea of man vs. machine\evil. In the opening sequence of the film, I am going to analyse the effects of different camera shots, as well as other factors, which engage the viewers’ interest....   [tags: Papers]

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The Matrix - Finding Reality In The Matrix

- Movies are wonderful things; they can inspire, spark debate, and even make you believe in what you are seeing. Virtual Reality is a creation of a highly interactive computer-based multimedia environment in which the user becomes a participant with the computer in a "virtually real" world. Movies and virtual reality can do the same thing: make you believe what is presented to you. Although there are several movies which use virtual reality in the plot, such as The Lawnmower Man, and Hackers, the one most prevalent to me is The Matrix....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Matrix and the Allegory of the Cave by Plato

- The Matrix and the cave There are numerous similarities between The Matrix and “The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato. “The Allegory of the Cave” has prisoners of the cave that are unable to move and only able to see what passes over their cave and there is one prisoner that is freed (Plato, circa 380 BC). The Matrix has humans trapped inside of the matrix. (Silver Pictures & Wachowski Brothers, 1999). The main character is Neo. Neo represents the prisoner from Plato’s cave that was freed. Neo woke up to a reality that was not easy to understand....   [tags: prisoners, humans, perception, reality]

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The Matrix vs The Minority Report

- The films I have chosen to focus on that could be well developed into the classes themes of Utopia vs. Dystopia societies and views are “The Matrix” (1999) and “Minority Report” (2002). As The Matrix focuses upon being an example of a dystopia society due to the variety of characteristics that it displays throughout the movie in the fact of demonstrating a totalitarian controlled system manipulated by computers controlling every minute of detail in what humans experience, then bettering the human’s lives while also preserving their own, as Minority Report, represents a unique utopia society through the actions of an all seeing government system that combines visual and cultural aspects, in b...   [tags: film analysis, utopia, dystopia]

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Psychological Analysis of the Matrix Reloaded

- The Matrix Reloaded is the second film in The Matrix trilogy. The 2003 film was written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski. The sequel went on to win 4 awards of 23 total nominations. The film follows the Academy Award winning The Matrix whereby hacker “Neo” contacts a man named Morpheus only to learn that he has been living in a computer simulation known as The Matrix ever since his birth. The Matrix was generated after humans lost a war against intelligent machines that programmed The Matrix in order to harness electricity from the humans....   [tags: electricitiy, humans, girlfriend, sleep]

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The Matrix a Film by Hilary Putman

- Senses: The Reality of Experiencing the World In 1999, Hilary Putnam, a modern American philosopher, created a megahit movie called The Matrix. This movie was created to explain Putnam’s perception of the problem of skepticism and society’s knowledge of reality. Putnam presented an idea that could completely alter and destroy the thoughts of the human race, if it was true. The thought experiment behind the movie consisted of our brains being severed from all the nerves connected to sensory inputs connected to a giant computer....   [tags: reality, knowledge, dream reality]

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The Wachowski Brothers' The Matrix

- The Matrix is a film directed by the Wachowski Brothers depicting a future in which machines rule. The machines have created a complex computer program called “the matrix” which simulates a form of reality. The machines have enslaved humans by hooking them up to the matrix so that they can harvest them as an energy source. A number of people have been able to escape the matrix and they continue to fight the war against the machines in hopes of being able to free everyone still trapped within the matrix....   [tags: film and story analysis]

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Degradation of the Liver by Matrix Metalloproteinases

- Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are the enzymes responsible for matrix degradation in the liver [38]. These are calcium-dependent enzymes that specifically degrade collagens and noncollagenous substrates. MMPs are divided into 5 categories according to their substrate [39]: 1) interstitial collagenases (MMP-1, -8, -13), 2) gelatinases (MMP-2,-9, and fibroblast activation protein), 3) stromelysins (MMP-3, -7, -10, -11), 4) membrane type (MMP-14, -15, -16, -17, -24, -25), and 5) metalloelastase (MMP-12)....   [tags: enxymes, retinoids,fibroblasts]

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Film Components in The Matrix

- Soon after, Neo the hacker, is questioning the truth of this entire world, which is seemed to be normal. And, he meets Trinity, an other hacker. The leader of the Nebuchadnezzar, Morpheus tells him the actual real world is controlled by a computer artificial intelligence system called “The Matrix”, humans are only like animals raised by them without any freedom and thoughts. And, Neo is the only savior who can rescue the humans. However, the road to salvation can never be smoothed, so where will the actual real world be....   [tags: setting, design, costumes]

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Parallelism between the Matrix and Christianity

- Hope is the expectation and the desire of an event to happen. For many people, having hope is to see a cruel reality with a positive feeling. From hope, faith comes in. Having faith in something unrealistic motivates people to keep moving forward and try the best of their abilities to make something happen. Most of today’s religions, especially Christianity, based most of their doctrine in the faith of salvation from Jesus Christ‘s sacrifice and the hope of living for eternity, if we obey the laws of God in accordance to the bible....   [tags: faith, hope, religions]

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The Simple Gift, Numb, and The Matrix

- Humans by nature, desire to have connections with other individuals in order to have a sense of self worth. Many factors contribute to these connections. The free verse novel The Simple Gift by Steven Herrick, the song Numb by Linkin Park and the film The Matrix all demonstrate that some people purposely disconnect themselves from having connections with other individuals because for them to connect they would first have to modify their personality, people’s life choices can hinder or assist them in forming associations with other people and a person’s measure of how much they belong is defined by their popularity or social status amongst their peers....   [tags: Comparisons, Self Worth]

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Identification and Matrix Analysis of an Organization

- ... 6.Customized solutions. Cargill offers customized solutions to its’ customers. Because there is such a high focus on R&D Cargill is able to develop “differentiated and customized products” for customers. By offering these solutions Cargill have a competitive advantage which can be seen through customer loyalty and satisfaction (SWOT Analysis, 2007). 7. Supply chain efficiency. Cargill’s supply chain shows a highly efficient performance. There are few other companies in the world that are able to move product as quickly resulting in a “faster time to market” (Cargill: Supply Chain, 2014)....   [tags: marketer, food system, cargill]

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Comparing Smartphones with The Matrix

- There is an ever-increasing amount of computer users today. However, even the age-old desktop is being, superseded with smartphones. These smartphones have the ability to gather user information: such as location and are selling it to marketers. Yet with the increasing information and technology available to us, the notion that we are losing our individualism increases. The increasing information is beginning to leave our subconscious susceptible to being controlled by the powerful. Some large retail outlets are starting to gather people’s personal information, by tricking their customers to sign up for cards that offer customers small incentives for swiping them every time they purchase ite...   [tags: information, technology, individualism]

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The Matrix: Dreams and Senses

- In a dream, humans can experience any sort of sensory experience but visual experiences are the most common. They draw upon the dreamer’s own memory and imagination to build upon. The movie “The Matrix” put forth the idea that one could live an entire life as a vegetable being fed an illusionary life via brain stimulation. The plot not only raises questions about the relationship of mind to body and the uncertainty of knowledge, but also more modern concerns about political power in a cyber-infected world....   [tags: Thoughts and Beliefs, Imagination]

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Friedrich Nietzsche and the Matrix

- In the film, The Matrix, the human race is forced into a “dream state” by a powerful group that controls their reality. “The Matrix” is a false reality where people live an ordinary life. However, this reality, or illusion, is being forced onto people who readily accept it as truth. This concept is where Friedrich Nietzsche’s essay, “On Truth and Lies in a Moral Sense” (1873) begins its argument. Nietzsche begins his argument by explaining that we have a need to form groups or “herds”. To keep these groups together “a uniformly valid and binding designation is given to things” (452)....   [tags: Friedrich Nietzsche]

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There is No Escaping the Matrix

- There is No Escaping the Matrix In the video game world anything is possible, and if your player dies you can always play again. The videogame industry is exploding in the market place; it's far from child's play and far from the days of pong. In the most recent issue of Entertainment Weekly (December 6, 2002) there is an article, Video Game Nation, discussing a new video game experience being touted as the wave of the future, The Real World meets The Matrix. In this virtual world called The Sims Online, people "live" in a virtual environment peopled by avatars created by thousands of other gamers....   [tags: Video Games Virtual Reality]

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Breaking Down "The Matrix"

- Foreword I’ve seen The Matrix many times and many times over. I know what I’m talking about when I say that it is one of the most fascinating, thought provoking, and thrilling movies ever made. Now, I understand that many other people have Watched The Matrix play across a screen. These people I have heard criticizing the movie for its flaws, most usually cited as having “too much talk”, being “too hard to understand” or having poor acting. As far as acting and understanding, I will admit that I agree to both....   [tags: Film Analysis ]

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Supply Chain Planning Matrix

- In addition, planned or actual production quantities also restraints the capacity of transportation and affects customer satisfaction leveAs per Fleischmann, Meyr and Wagner (2008:p87), Supply Chain Planning Matrix (Rohde et al. 2000) was used to categorized the planning tasks base on two dimensions “planning horizon” and “supply chain process”. Figure___ indicates shat typical process that occurred in common supply chain types, with exception in some specific businesses. Long-term Planning Task The decision of product program and strategic sales planning should be made base on a long-term forecast of the possible sales volume in terms of the whole product range (Fleischmann, Meyr and Wagne...   [tags: Business Management]

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Matrix 1 v.s. Matrix 3

- After watching “Matrix Revolutions,” I was disapointed. The movie lost its confusing yet interesting story line that the first one did very well, and there were so many characters that a lot of them got lost in the story and they wasted many good actors. When they return to the real world and the battle of the machines starts, it just goes on and on and on while Neo and Trinity disapear for a long time. The fight scenes just never cut away for such a long time that in the end it became anoying to watch....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Buddhism and the Matrix

- The One In the film The Matrix Keanu Reeves plays Thomas A. Anderson, who is a man living a double life. One part of his life consists of working for a highly respectable software company. The second part of his life he is a hacker under the alias "Neo." One day Neo is approached by Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) and is taught that everything he thought was real was actually The Matrix, a computer program developed by machines in order to use human beings as batteries. Morpheus has been searching his whole life for “the one” to end the war between the humans and machines....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Theology of The Matrix

- Theology of The Matrix Reality, it is a concept that many struggle with. What is reality. What is real. No one really knows. The nature of life is the greatest mystery of all time. For centuries, the question of purpose and meaning has been one of humanity's driving forces. Why are we here. What are we meant to do. We live our lives, day after day, in what we call the real world. But, what if, as in The Matrix, reality is fiction. In The Matrix, reality is a world of the future, when our greatest accomplishments, are our greatest failures....   [tags: Papers]

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Beauty & The Matrix

- Beauty & The Matrix Do you remember the story of Sleeping Beauty. A beautiful girl who had a curse put upon her at her Christening. She was to die by the prick of a spinning needle on her 16th Birthday. Her fairy aunts hid her from the curse and she was raised not knowing her real fate. Then of course she fell under the curse and could only be awakened by her true love. Who could forget this enchanting story. Beauty, by Sheri S. Tepper is just like that Sleeping Beauty story but with a twist around every corner....   [tags: Movie Film Compare Contrast Essays]

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Matrix Metalloproteinases

- Matrix metalloproteinases are members of a large family of enzymes that can degrade extracellular matrix as well as other molecules [1]. MMPs participate in a broad variety of normal and pathologic states [2], and have been implicated as potential mediators of cardiac dilation and heart failure. Indeed, in culture cells [3,4], animal models mimicking the CHF syndrome [5,6] and CHF patients [7-9], a mechanistic relationship has been demonstrated respect to myocardial MMP expression and left ventricular (LV) remodeling process [3-9]....   [tags: Biology, Science Experiments]

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Matrix Organizational Structure

- Organizational structure is the way that an organization arranges people and jobs so that work can be performed and goals can be achieved. Good organizational design helps communications, productivity, and innovation. Many organization structures have been created based on organizational strategy, size, technology, and environment. Robbins and Judge (2011, p. 504) listed three common structures: simple, bureaucracy, and matrix. In this post the author will describe the matrix structure, and discuss its advantages and disadvantages....   [tags: Business Management]

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Understanding Matrix Structures

- Module 5 Critical Thinking: Understanding Matrix Structures An organization’s capacity for responding effectively to dynamic change derives from a synergistic combination of people, processes, and flexible organizational structures (Gibson, Ivancevich, Donnelly, & Konopaske, 2009). The flexibility of an organization’s structure depends on the relationships that determine organizational workflow, authority and communication (Covin, Slevin, & Schultz, 1994). As an example, this paper describes a matrix structure, offers recommendations for its use, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of a matrix relative to the need for organizational flexibility and responsiveness....   [tags: Business]

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The Matrix: Fear of Technology in a Dystopian World

- The Matrix: Fear of Technology in a Dystopian World Millions of people flock to the movie theater year after year on a quest to be entertained. Even a mediocre movie has the ability to take the audience to another place, escaping the realities of their own life, if only for a mere two hours. Some movies are simply pure entertainment. And then, there are those movies that provoke conversation long after the film has been viewed. Dystopian themes are not new, and have historically provided a template to gage the course of human existence....   [tags: Movie, Theater, FIlm Analysis, Dystopia]

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Cartesian and Platonic Philosophical Themes in The Matrix

- This essay will examine the philosophical questions raised in the movie The Matrix. It will step through how the questions from the movie directly relate to both skepticism and the mind-body problem, and further how similarly those problems look to concepts raised by both Descartes’ and Plato’s philosophies. It will attempt to show that many of the questions raised in the movie are metaphor for concepts from each philosopher’s works, and why those concepts are important in relation to how they are presented in the film....   [tags: Cartesian Dualism, Descartes, Plato]

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Skepticism in The Film Matrix and The Allegory of The Cave

- Skepticism deals with a person’s belief and if the person can truly trust their senses. As Plato, Descartes, and the creators of The Matrix express in their writings and movies is the possibility of a person’s senses being deceived as there is no proof that the five sense of the person’s body is not being altered as the senses are all processed within the mind. There is no proof that the whole world is real, but people have to trust in their senses in order to believe this. However, these senses of sight, smell, sound, and so forth could be tricked....   [tags: plato, descartes, belief]

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Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and The Matrix

- The Republic is considered to be one of Plato’s most storied legacies. Plato recorded many different philosophical ideals in his writings. Addressing a wide variety of topics from justice in book one, to knowledge, enlightenment, and the senses as he does in book seven. In his seventh book, when discussing the concept of knowledge, he is virtually addressing the cliché “seeing is believing”, while attempting to validate the roots of our knowledge. By his use of philosophical themes, Plato is able to further his points on enlightenment, knowledge, and education....   [tags: compre contrast]

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The Matrix and Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

- Unable to know any better, people’s blindness to the truth about their existence throughout the ages has been relative to the questioning of reality. We search but are unable to the see the truth through the illusion that the world before us has portrayed. One might ask, how do we know what is real and what is simply illusion brought by our subjective view of the world. But when attempting to understand the nature of our existence, about why we are here, the complexities of life often make it difficult to interpret this subject....   [tags: reality, sci-fi movies, truth]

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Neo and His Identity in the Movie The Matrix

- The Matrix is the war between man and machine, and the possibility that reality is a deception. In a sense, the Matrix is a constant struggle of identity and reality. This struggle of identity and reality is based around the character of Thomas Anderson, an ordinary person living a mundane life. Thomas Anderson has two separate lives and much of the dual life is lived by contrast. By day, he works as a program writer at a respectable software company, and by night, he lives the life of a hacker, alias Neo....   [tags: movies]

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Integrated Planning Matrix

- The town of Griffith, set in the New South Wales Riverina district, is a rural farming community, but is also seen as a cosmopolitan mecca thanks to the many Italian families who have immigrated and opened fine restaurants and clothing boutiques. There is a high population of Indian as well as South Pacific Islander (Fijian, Tongan and Samoan) migrants, and also a large percentage of Indigenous Australians from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. This cultural diversity is reflected through the 600 students enrolled at Murrumbidgee State School from Kindergarten to Year 6, and this Integrated Planning Matrix has been formulated for Year 4, which has a total of 106 students divided...   [tags: Australian Curriculum]

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Character Personality Matrix

- Section 1: Character Personality Matrix Theory Major Components Structure Process Growth and Development Psychopathology Change 1. The Big 5 trait factor The Big Five Theory identifies certain traits that explain the personality of a person. It looks at the following aspects of a person: 1). Openness, 2). Conscientious,3).Extraversion, 4). Agreeableness,5). Neuroticism. A person’s openness is measured on the following factors: 1.) How curious a person is, 2). how truthful a person is 3). appreciation for imagination, 4)....   [tags: Psychology]

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The Matrix Revolutions

- Neo was last found unconscious in the Real World, where his mind has been, in the Matrix World, captured by the Merovingian and taken to a Limbo state-of-mind, between the Real World and the Matrix World. He confronts a program that speaks only of love and religion, something that Neo realizes has never been the case before with a program. He stated that he went back to the Matrix to rescue his daughter, Sati (the last exile before the war between Man and Machine was going to start and end). Based on his karma, he was supposed to return to his world and leave Sati with the Oracle....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Matrix Structure

- The Matrix Structure Sometimes an organisation needs to run according to what projects they have to do. In these situations people usually work together in a team to achieve their projects goals. A person working on a project would have two bosses, the boss of the department that they work in and the leader or manager of the particular project that they are working on at the moment. A project may cover some or all of the organisations departmental areas. For example in the aerospace industry (manufacture and development of aeroplanes and spacecraft) the government might ask for a space shuttle type aircraft to be developed and manufactured....   [tags: Papers]

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Ideology and Reality in the Movie, The Matrix

- Ideology and Reality in the Movie, The Matrix The matrix, as presented in the eponymous film, operates as an Althusserian Ideological State Apparatus (ISA). The Matrix1 presents a world in which "the state [as] a 'machine' of repression" is made literal where robots rule the land (Althusser 68). It is true that they rule by force (sentinels and agents) and these constitute the Repressive State Apparatus, but their primary force of subjugation is the matrix, their ISA. The film traces the path of one man, Neo, in his painful progress from the ideology of the matrix to the "real world," or the ideology of the "real."2 The matrix, unlike the ideology of the "real," is explicitly defined a...   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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The Concept of Reality in The Film the Matrix

- The Concept of Reality in The Film the Matrix As the dawn of a new millennium approaches, people from all walks of life find themselves asking questions like "what will become?" and "what will destiny bring in the next century?" An event that happens but once every thousand years brings with it a sense of anticipation. In some, this anticipation is one of nervous fervor, and in others, it may be a cautious eagerness for a fresh start. Whatever the polarity of this event may be on the individual, one cannot help but notice the way the millennium is engulfing our society....   [tags: Papers]

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Matrix the Movie and The Lathe of Heaven

- Matrix the Movie and The Lathe of Heaven The world is not always what you think it is. Things change or can appear to be different than what you originally thought them to be. So are the worlds in the Matrix and the novel The Lathe of Heaven. What you thought you knew about your life just went out the window. There are several similarities between the novel and the movie, and there are many trends in the movies and novels societies that are portrayed in our society as well. Also, each proves LeGuins theory on science fiction....   [tags: Film Compare Contrast Essays]

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Reviewing The Matrix Revisited (documentary)

- Inside The Matrix Revisited: The Method Behind the Magic As a filmmaker, I find viewing documentaries that explain the methods involved in creating major motion pictures to be very insightful and interesting. The Matrix Revisited is one of the best of these documentaries that I have seen. The Matrix Revisited explained everything that I wanted to know about what went into making The Matrix. Considering that the film, The Matrix, left me baffled as to how they created most of the scenes, this informative documentary opened my eyes to the processes that the filmmakers went through in order to create the special effects....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparison of the Matrix and Ender's Game

- Comparison of the Matrix and Ender's Game There are many similarities between the motion picture, Matrix, and Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. The most striking of these is the way the movie and the book begin. The first chapter of the book begins with a conversation between two IF agents about how one believes that ender is the one. Similarly, in the movie the first words are from Trinity, also stating her belief that Neo is “the one”. The theme of the “chosen one” who is destined to save the human race is dominant in both the movie and book....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays]

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Allegory of the Cave vs The Matrix

-      Imagine living through life completely bound and facing a reality that doesn’t even exist. The prisoners in Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” are blind from true reality as well as the people in the movie “The Matrix” written and directed by the Wachowski brothers. They are given false images and they accept what their senses are telling them, and they believe what they are experiencing is all that really exists. Plato the ancient Greek philosopher wrote “The Allegory of the Cave”, to explain the process of enlightenment and what true reality may be....   [tags: Comparitive Essays Plato Wachowski Brothers]

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Stereotypes in the Film The Matrix

- Stereotypes in the Film The Matrix The purpose of this paper is to expose some of the stereotypes present in the film The Matrix, directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski. In order to accomplish this we shall see that although The Matrix is considered to be a film about rebellion, it contains several stereotypical portrayals, which actually make it a film that supports the status quo. We shall also see that the African American characters in The Matrix (the Oracle, Tank, Dozer, and Morpheus) are all depicted in the stereotypical servant roles....   [tags: Movies Film Feminist Papers]

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The Hero Myth of the Matrix

- The Hero Myth of the Matrix According to Linda Seger all myths, in all cultures are much the same. In these myths it is just the time, place and setting that changes. This is why Hollywood is so successful at making good movies, because they base it off these myths. The most popular myth is that of the hero, because for most of us this is what we want to be. With this myth we can live that experience through these characters. In the creation of a hero there are ten stages, using the Matrix as an example we will look at these ten stages....   [tags: Papers]

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Cell Matrix Adhesions and Fibroblast

- Missing results figures How are cell matrix contacts regulated. The two papers explained in this website: "Regulation of protrusive and contractile cell-matrix contacts" and "Dynamics and segregation of cell-matrix in cultured fibroblasts" explore both the types of cell matrix contacts and the interactions between these contacts in many different bodily cells. Cell matrix contacts are parts of the cell surface where specialized adhesion receptors in the membrane attach to the extracellular matrix (ECM), the matrix outside the cells....   [tags: Biology]

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The Religious Amalgamation Dubbed The Matrix

- Throughout the history of motion pictures, stories have impacted society through various means, but up until recently, these influences were usually limited to hobbies and interests. With the emergence of a deep psychological thriller dubbed The Matrix, cinematic influence on religion has become quite evident. The Matrix combines allegories of religious figures such as Jesus Christ and Buddha with a quasi-enlightenment concept that appears in many of the mystical Eastern religions. This amalgamation of religious ideas creates an amazing foundation for what many members of religious communities—online communities stand out as the most prominent example—have come to refine their core rel...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis of Film The Matrix

- Analysis of Film The Matrix The Matrix, released at Easter in 1999, is both a piece of cinematic entertainment and a film portraying religious and philosophical allegories. The Matrix can therefore be viewed from two different perspectives; purely as an action film or instead on a deeper level, exploring the more insidious values hidden in the plot. As a piece of cinematic entertainment, the Matrix was a very successful film release. It contains fight scenes, chase sequences and special effects to rival any other film released during 1999....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of the Opening Sequences of The Matrix

- Analysis of the Opening Sequences of The Matrix 'The Matrix' is a philosophical sci-fi film, which was created in 1998 and was released in 1999, at the time there had been significant advances in computer technology so this film would have been appropriate for the time. It was produced by the American, Joel Silver and was directed and created by the Wachowski Brothers, Larry and Andy, following a dream Larry had about an alternative reality such as the one explored in 'The Matrix.' The main plot is about a computer vs....   [tags: Papers]

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The Matrix As an Allegory of Christ

- The Matrix As an Allegory of Christ "All I am offering is the truth." Is he the one. Is Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, the savior. Could he be the messiah sent to save humanity from imprisonment. "The Matrix" is an allegory. Many of the characters represent the biblical story of God sending a savior, Jesus Christ, to free people from their imprisonment. Early in the movie the intent to set the story up to symbolize Jesus' mission to earth is established. A person comes to Neo's door seeking something....   [tags: Papers]

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The Allegory of the Cave in the Movie The Matrix

- New Twists on an Old Theme It has been said that there are no new ideas, only old ones told in a new voice. This thought can be applied in many areas of life and art including the art of filmmaking. There are examples everywhere of classic stories or themes expressed in new formats. Sometimes these duplicates are blatant as in "The Wiz" following "The Wizard of Oz," the numerous perspectives given to "Cinderella" and recreations such as the modern day telling of "Othello." Sometimes, though, these older themes are not as obvious, especially when they represent complex thoughts first uttered centuries ago....   [tags: Movies Film]

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- Epistemology is the nature of knowledge. Knowledge is important when considering what is reality and what is deception. The movie “The Matrix” displays a social deception in which Neo, the main character, is caught between what he thought was once reality and a whole new world that controls everything he thought was real. If I were Neo, I would not truly be able to know that I was in the matrix. However, it is rational to believe that I am in the matrix and will eventually enter back into my reality later....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Boston Matrix Market Analysis

- The Boston Matrix Market Analysis 1) Following further Market Research it is established the PLP LTD is seen as a company that is not very adventurous and it has nothing set to itself apart from its competitors. In order to change its image with its customer base suggest how the company could move from its present market to a new "niche market" I would suggest that this company should go into a market "niche" as their current product lines are not doing to well. They should go into a specific market that no one dominates and bring out a product that does just that....   [tags: Papers]

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The Matrix - Following the Crowd

- The Matrix  - Following the Crowd        The world is not what it seems. Everything that once was a fact, a belief beyond doubt, is really a part of a fictitious universe known to many as home. In truth, humans are disconnected from the real world and are living in a virtual reality. This is the world of The Matrix. This virtual reality of the Matrix is not far off from the world we live in, as is described by Lacan. Basically, we live in a world based on rules and order which disconnects us from what is real....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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The Matrix Is Becoming a Reality

- The Matrix Is Becoming a Reality In the science fiction movie "The Matrix" people are ruled by Artificial Intelligence (AI), machines made by men to make life easier on the human race. This form of industrialization has also begun in our world today. We have given birth to a host of machines that think for themselves, hoping they would make our lives easier and less taxing on our bodies. In the movie the machines have taken control of the humans and rule over them by hiding from them the real world....   [tags: Papers]

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Breaking Free in The Matrix

- Breaking Free in The Matrix        Eighteenth-century Enlightenment philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau begins his infamous discourse The Social Contract by stating, "Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains. One thinks himself the master of others, and still remains a greater slave than they." Both Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" from The Republic and the Wachowski Brothers' hit film The Matrix discuss man's efforts on his journey towards illumination to break free of his chains and then liberate others imprisoned....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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The Bible Vs. The Matrix

- The Bible vs. The Matrix The Matrix is a current movie and the Bible is a piece of inspired literature that has withstood scrutiny throughout the ages. The Matrix has many biblical themes and it parallels the Bible in numerous ways. Let me briefly explain a simplified plot of The Matrix. The story centers around a computer-generated world that has been created to hide the truth from humans. In this world people are kept in slavery without their knowledge. This world is designed to simulate the peak of human civilization which had been destroyed by nuclear war....   [tags: Film Movies]

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Biblical References of the Matrix

- Biblical References of the Matrix In their film, The Matrix, Andy and Larry Wachowski have included many literary allusions and symbols to enhance the appeal of this groundbreaking science fiction film. As incredible as the special effects and cinematography are in this film, the Wachowski brothers have significantly bolstered the appeal of The Matrix by an elaborately constructed story spanning time and reality. These allusions and symbols include references from infamous writers such as Lewis Carol, Jung, John Bunyan and Descartes....   [tags: Film Movies Andy Larry Wachowski]

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Christian Mythology in The Matrix

- Christian Mythology in The Matrix Through the movie we see parallel’s of Neo and Christian Mythology. Temptation from Satan to Jesus and the temptation to Neo from the Agents, are some very profound similarities between the two personages. In the beginning of the movie Thomas Anderson, or Neo, is arrested. The agents try to cut a bargain trading a new life for giving up Morpheus. In the scene with the agents and Neo we have mythical symbolism that relates to biblical times. As Agent Smith lectures Thomas, he flips through a record of Thomas' crimes....   [tags: Papers]

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- The Matrix Directed by the Wachowski Brothers “Buckle your seat belt Dorothy, because Kansas is going bye-bye.” -Cypher (Hugo Weaving) “Through all the action we’re trying to tell a story and there is a lesson to be learned. The movie has a meaning and a positive message. It’s a story for the fight for individuality and compassion and coming to terms with the world. It has such heart and soul.” -Keanu Reeves “Expect the unexpected.” -The Wachowski Brothers Written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers, released in 1999 Larry Wachowski was born on June 21, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois....   [tags: essays research papers]

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