History Headscratchers / TheMatrix

29th Apr '16 1:28:29 AM Gess
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*** What have they shown? That they can barely sustain 250K people ''with the tacit help of their enemies''? Even then I would very much like to know how and with what they're feeding that lot, when they cannot grow food.
2nd Apr '16 2:28:34 PM GrammarNavi
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*** [=EMP=]s only destroy electronics that have current in them. Thats why you shut down your hovership thingy when you are about to blow the EMP. Therefore, any number of EMP Generators could be set up around Zion and the only problems would be charge time between connecting the power and detonating.
** IIRC, they didn't use an EMP because they didn't ''have'' any working EMPs. Until Morpheus and Co. showed up, there were no EMPs to be set off.

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*** [=EMP=]s only destroy electronics that have current in them. Thats That's why you shut down your hovership thingy when you are about to blow the EMP. Therefore, any number of EMP Generators could be set up around Zion and the only problems would be charge time between connecting the power and detonating.
** IIRC, they didn't use an EMP because they didn't ''have'' any working EMPs.[=EMPs=]. Until Morpheus and Co. showed up, there were no EMPs [=EMPs=] to be set off.
14th Mar '16 3:29:19 PM brianify
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* This question that the Oracle asks Smith near the end of ''Revolutions'' always bothered me. Leaving aside the obvious answer to her question (Smith absorbed her like everyone else), she's the Oracle: why did she need to ask in the first place?

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* This question that the Oracle asks Smith near the end of ''Revolutions'' always bothered me. Leaving aside the obvious answer to her question (Smith absorbed her like everyone else), she's the Oracle: why did she need to ask in the first place? Shouldn't she know? She's been able to predict Smith's actions before (i.e. her hasty exit before Neo's fight with the Smiths in ''Reloaded''), so why not now?
14th Mar '16 3:26:13 PM brianify
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* This question that the Oracle asks Smith near the end of ''Revolutions'' always bothered me. Leaving aside the obvious answer to her question (Smith absorbed her like everyone else), she's the Oracle: why did she need to ask in the first place?
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10th Mar '16 6:41:00 AM batty3108
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**** TruthInTelevision. [[http://www.damninteresting.com/the-science-of-mental-fitness/ Studies]] have shown that simply thinking about working out (that is, mentally performing the actions involved) can cause the same effects as actually doing the exercise, only to a lesser degree.


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**** See also Astronauts after spending long periods in space. The reduced gravity leads to a decline in muscle strength.
24th Feb '16 9:00:42 AM erforce
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*** Care to discuss the in-universe explanation for the presence in the {{Gladiator}} movie such things as digital watches, a guy in jeans and a plane trail in the sky? Some things are just blunders, whether visual or conceptual. In this case they pretty much admit that it is a blunder. There cannot be an in-universe explanation for a blunder, because it was not supposed to be there at all. It's a glitch. In the "real" part of the movie world. Funny, I think, I just accidentally prooved that the "real" world ''was'' another layer of the Matrix.
**** That's not good enough. If you wanted to come up with an In-Universe answer for a digital watch in Gladiator, you absolutely could, as far-fetched as it may be (time travel? hyperadvanced gifts from the Gods? magic? aliens?). Some things that are mistakes to begin with turn into something bigger - the {{Franchise/Grand Theft Auto}} series was created when an accidental glitch in a racing game turned out to be pretty cool on its own. If it's a mistake, even if the creators themselves [[TheyJustDidntCare don't care]] enough to explain it, it's our duty as tropers to do so.

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*** Care to discuss the in-universe explanation for the presence in the {{Gladiator}} ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' movie such things as digital watches, a guy in jeans and a plane trail in the sky? Some things are just blunders, whether visual or conceptual. In this case they pretty much admit that it is a blunder. There cannot be an in-universe explanation for a blunder, because it was not supposed to be there at all. It's a glitch. In the "real" part of the movie world. Funny, I think, I just accidentally prooved that the "real" world ''was'' another layer of the Matrix.
**** That's not good enough. If you wanted to come up with an In-Universe answer for a digital watch in Gladiator, ''Gladiator'', you absolutely could, as far-fetched as it may be (time travel? hyperadvanced gifts from the Gods? magic? aliens?). Some things that are mistakes to begin with turn into something bigger - the {{Franchise/Grand Theft Auto}} series was created when an accidental glitch in a racing game turned out to be pretty cool on its own. If it's a mistake, even if the creators themselves [[TheyJustDidntCare don't care]] enough to explain it, it's our duty as tropers to do so.
16th Jan '16 3:24:02 AM Anddrix
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***** Yeah it is really stupid. Like he said, the Wachowskis wanted to have the humans used as a giant neural network computer, but [[Main/ExecutiveMeddling executives]] [[Main/ViewersAreMorons didn't think the audience would understand it]]. I believe that the novelization still has this explanation. If anything, human brains use less energy and are more creative than bulky supercomputers made with conventional computer chips. It easily explains why the machines chose to use humans instead of say, cows (which have much less brainpower, consume more resources, and might have had large numbers killed in the war), and why they didn't just put the humans into comas or something. And honestly, do you find it any harder to understand?

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***** Yeah it is really stupid. Like he said, the Wachowskis wanted to have the humans used as a giant neural network computer, but [[Main/ExecutiveMeddling executives]] [[Main/ViewersAreMorons didn't think the audience would understand it]].it. I believe that the novelization still has this explanation. If anything, human brains use less energy and are more creative than bulky supercomputers made with conventional computer chips. It easily explains why the machines chose to use humans instead of say, cows (which have much less brainpower, consume more resources, and might have had large numbers killed in the war), and why they didn't just put the humans into comas or something. And honestly, do you find it any harder to understand?
18th Nov '15 2:04:09 AM HeWhoMustNotBeUsernamed
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***This. It seems to be a "Turtles all the way down" thing: Neo only has powers in the Matrix because he's in a world that's not real, and can change the rules. The events of ''Revolutions'' suggests that even the world of Zion isn't any more real than the world of the Matrix. See Karl Popper's nested cosmology, which gets a ShoutOut in the ''Animatrix''.
15th Nov '15 9:21:33 AM gerinych
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** Cameras? For agents, I think, it could be a possibility. During Morpheus' interrogation, Smith takes off his glasses and earpiece. Earpiece is so that the other agents won't be able to hear him when he's talking about escaping the Matrix (although I'm not sure where the mic is), but taking off the glasses signify that he wants to talk to Morpheus eye to eye, but with a possible side effect of other agents not being able to see what he sees. The main characters' glasses could mean the same thing, although operators seem to see what's in the Matrix without anyone else plugged in and acting as a point-of-view camera.
6th Nov '15 8:06:39 AM tolstoysrus
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** It is said by Smith that the Matrix was modeled after the Real World as it was in 1999.
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