The Matrix By Lana Wachowski And Lilly Wachowski Essay

891 Words Oct 27th, 2016 4 Pages
The Matrix, a film released in 1999 and directed by Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski focuses on the idea of humanity being over run by machines that live off the humans ' body heat and electrochemical energy. The humans have all been imprisoned within an artificial reality known as the matrix. This movie was based on a philosophical question raised by seventh Centaury Philosopher, Rene Desecrates. The movie posed this philosophical situation/question to everyday ordinary citizens, invoking speculations and wonderment if weather or not the world we are currently living in is a matrix, a simulation. Would the matrix be considered the reality if that’s all a person knew? How exactly is reality defined and how are we to know if this world is the real one. This essay will look at if one could be rationally confident that he or she is not living in a matrix simulation. It will critically analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the held position and final compare the view held by George Berkeley about the possibility of a real life simulation program being implemented right now.

What is the Matrix
The film the matrix has raised many philosophical questions about the existence of the world we are living in right now, in a manner very few have ever remotely considered. The basic question that the matrix poses is the fact that if we are not dreaming or being deceived at any given time, the how can we actually know that we are really awake? The notion that all our…

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