Posts Tagged ‘Matrix’
When I fist heard about this movie and concept of this movie, the first thing which came to my mind is the quote from the movie matrix.
In Matrix when Neo first time meets Morpheus, he (Morpheus) tells him this -
Morpheus : Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?
When we are in dream, we always feel that the dream is real until we wake up from that dream. When you wake up from one dream and thanks the God that it is just dream and proceed with you day to day activities, but when you wake up from dream, you think that the world in which you woke up is real, what if the
world you woke up in is not actually a really world, what if it is also a dream ? then how would you know the difference between the Real world and the Dream world ?
When you start to believe that the dream world you are living is actually a real world, but suddenly some one comes and tells you that this is not actually a really world, you are in limbo (dream world forging their lives) and the only way to get out from there to kill yourself. What if when you kill yourself and come back to real world but your mind start to doubt that this also a dream world and you are still in dream (very very dangerous thought..)? Would you kill yourself so that you can go back to real world? Who will be responsible for your suicide, the person who planted the Idea in your mind that the world you are living is not real (though he planted that idea to get you out from limbo)?
You have very specific and top secret information hidden in your mind, you are sure that no one in the world can know about it. What if some extractor who is very skilled in extracting the information from your mind by going in to your dream, can search your mind for the secret and stole it?
Written and Directed by Christopher Nolan, Inception is one of the best I saw after Matrix. The plot of the Inception revolves around ‘Dom Cobb” an Extractor who enters the experience of lucid dreaming. Lucid Dreaming is a dream in which a dreamer or sleeper is aware of the fact that they are dreaming.
Some dreamer will never experience or know that they actual dreaming because there brain makes them believe that the world they are dreaming is actually a real world until they wake up from that dream.
The question here is – Why does our senses lie to us that the world we are seeing in dream is real? Why does if I hit a wall in dream I feel pain same as when I hit a wall in Real world?
Then what is real ? – this reminds me another quote from Matrix movie -
Morpheus: If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.
The important fact of the dream is you will never know from where you started that dream, you actually lands into the middle of the dream and you don’t know from where you started. (Do you? Think..).
The story begins with Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) found in a beech by a soldier who brought him into the chamber of elderly man who asks him does he come here to kill him?. the scene then cuts into the dream of in the mind of Saito (Ken Watanabe) where Cobb and his friends Arthur and dream world architect Nash are on “extraction” mission, in which the mind of individual are infiltrated through the dreams and some times dreams within the dream to stole the information. The victim and the extractor sleep in very close proximity and use a device which allow extractors to enter into the dreams of the victim and stole the information from there dream. When the enter into the dream of victim they need to battle the victims mental defenses (a projected mercenaries).
After the successful execution of the mission of “extraction” of information, Saito Gives the new task to perform the “Inception” – means planting the idea into victims minds so that they start to believe that the planted idea is real in real life when they woke up from the dream.
Both Saito and Cobb makes an arrangement that, if Cobb successfully completes the “Inception” mission, then all the charges again Cobb in united states will be cleared. Cobb’s wife killed herself and they believe that he did it. so Cobb run from united states to avoid the murder charges, in order to reunite with his children he need to perform the task of “Inception”.
The major problem with Inception is – if someone one dies in a dream they will woke up in real world from that dream but in order to perform “Inception”, you need to take the victim through the layers of dream (dreams within dreams), if someone dies in a dream which is inside another dream then they will not woke up, they will go into limbo and there mind in real world will go into coma.
The only way to know whether you are in a dream world or real is to use spinning top, which spins permanently in a dream world but which falls eventually after some spins in a real world.
Cobb has problem which no one know except Ariadne (Ellen Page) a architect, she discovers that vision of Cobb’s deceased wife Mal continually haunts him, constantly destroying his missions. Cobb then tell Ariadne that they spent 50 years in the limbo (because when your in dream, the 5 mins of real world is equal to one hour of dream world, similar 5 mins of that dream world is equal to one hour of dream world which is inside that dream and so on….). So After Mal wakes up, she still thought that they are in dream world and her children are just the mental projection of her brain, so she commits suicide so that she can return to real world.
Can Cobb over come Mal’s dreams? Will he perform Inception properly or they all will be lost in limbo? When they all wake up from n number of dream layers will they wake up in real world or they all are in another dream? Will he ever return to his home to meet his children? Will he plant the Idea into the victims? Why Cobb is so sure that he can do the Inception while other team members believe that it is impossible – because when you say some one don’t think about Elephants they will start to think about Elephants.
Believe me this movie will definitely give your mind a great spin, a must watch movie.
I give it 5/5.
Daemon is the first book by Daniel Suarez, this is the first techno-thriller by Suarez.
The novel begins with the death of Matthew Sobol billionaire and legendary computer game designer dies of cancer. His death intiates a Daemon thread, a un-stopable program which reads the online contents and acts accordingly which kills two people the collegues of Sobol. Detective Peter Sebeck uncovers that , there is a program running and it’s has killed two people so far.
This Daemon AI program intiates other programs which spread all over the world and starts moving money, recruiting operatives, and even killing.
Detective Sebeck and Jon Ross (Colleague of Sobol) try to stop this program.
The book is fast-paced, there where no single point in which you feel it’s too slow,If you loved MATRIX and definitly you will love this book.
If you know very little about AI, encryption, computer networks and played Games then I am Damn sure you love this book. You will never put it down, a page turner once you start reading.
I give it : 5/5.
Agent Smith to Morpheus :
I’d like to share a revelation that I’ve had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you’re not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You’re a plague and we are the cure.
How true it is. We humans actually do the same thing as told by Agent Smith in MATRIX . We occupy one area,We multiply, multiply, We consume all the natural resources of that area, after everything is over, we move to another area and repeat the same thing, again and again.
We humans never maintain the “natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment”, We destroy the surrounding environments we live in.
Matrix is one of my all time favorite movie, even today I watch this movie with same interest and curiosity as a watched it when I saw it first time :).
So what is matrix ~ Matrix is the computer generated world created by the machines for humans.
Matrix is the system developed by the machines to simulate the reality of the real world. It is perfect system developed by the machines.
Matrix is every where, as Morpheus tells Neo :
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.
Yes truth, what is the truth ?
The explanation given by Morpheus to Neo : The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to
understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.
Yes very true, many of us not ready to be unplugged, going back in history, you know what happened when Galileo Galilei told the world that “sun doesn’t revolve around earth, earth revolve around sun”. They never agreed with him, may be, because they were not ready to be unplugged, may be they don’t wanted to see the truth, may be they are happy with what they have, may be they hated reality.
Some people are addicted to the virtual reality,
like Cypher say in matrix : I know this steak doesn’t exist. I know that when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, you know what I realize? Ignorance is bliss.
So what is the truth, do we really ready to be unplugged ? Do we ready to accept the truth, or we happy with whatever we know ?
Remember what spoon boy tells Neo, when Neo tries to bend the spoon,
Spoon boy : Do not try and bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead… only try to realize the truth.
then neo asks the spoon boy ” what truth ?”
spoon boy : There is no spoon. Then you’ll see, that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.
yes very true, It’s not the world which changes,it’s you !.
you have to change yourself, you cannot change the world, but you can change yourself.
We all know, that something is wrong with this world, that’s why we see wars, people killing each other for fame, money.
We all know, like Morpheus tell Neo : I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I’m talking about?
Have you ever thought out of the box? Are we in control of our mind, or are we inside the prison of our mind ?
What if the world we are living is not real ? What if ?
Like Morpheus says to Neo : Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?
Have you ever thought that the world you love so much is really a real world ?
Do you ever thought, Why you are here ?
Do you ever had thought about the existence of humanity ?
Why we exists ?
What is the reason behind our existence ?
Like in matrix : The reason behind the existence of matrix is humans blocked the light of sun with smoke, so machines wanted some alternate way of energy, so they developed the MATRIX, plugging the human mind into matrix, using the heat generated by the body as there new energy source.
So What is the reason behind our existence ?
This is the question, humankind trying to find the answer from the beginning. Still no success.
I just hope, In coming years we will get some solid answers, instead of guesses.
As The Architect tell Neo : Hope, it is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and your greatest weakness.