Offer a detailed critical reflection on the ways in which The Matrix (Wachowski Bros., 1999) can be seen as enacting Plato's ?allegory of the cave'.

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Philosophy

 

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Samuel D

 

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December 6, 2013

 

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University

 

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In this way being inside Plato's cave is like being inside the matrix. The people inside the matrix are surrounded by a reality that unknown to them is created. The notion of reality is explored in both texts in very similar ways. They both toy with the notion that what is reality but the electrical signals received by your brain...
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In the matrix however the false reality is controlled by super intelligent AI, which controls mankind in a computer program known as the matrix. When Morpheus first contacts Neo he directs him through a maze of cubicles and passageways that makes the office seem like he is escaping from the cave. It is the beginning of his journey to enlightenment...
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