History Headscratchers / TheMatrix

23rd Jul '16 6:29:24 PM Sharlee
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** Also, scientifically proving something generally requires that your experimental results be repeatable. Most glitches in the Matrix are unlikely to repeat themselves, and if a recurrent glitch ''does'' take place, by the time anybody tries to formally test the phenomenon in question the machines will have noticed their interest and corrected the error.
23rd Jul '16 6:19:03 PM Sharlee
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*** One or both of Tank's ''parents'' are probably redpills. No surprise he'd grow up hearing phrases like that.
15th Jun '16 3:12:53 PM vitabreva
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** The original plan for Operation: Dark Storm was to just blanket the Middle East (specifically around the Machine City, 01) and hope the machines would simply shut down from lack of sunlight. Instead, the nanomachines spread and covered the entire world.

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** The original plan for Operation: Dark Storm was to just blanket the Middle East (specifically around the Machine City, 01) and hope the machines would simply shut down from lack of sunlight. Instead, the nanomachines spread and covered the entire world.
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31st May '16 5:16:59 AM Gess
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** If Neo dies, then he obviously was not the Chosen One - just another expendable battery. Hell, who knows how many "Neos" Morpheus had already gone through.




* How did the machines know what the 1990s were like, in order to design the Matrix? The guns, the cars, the general design of architecture, fashion trends, etc. They weren't around at that time; the machines were built in the 2090s, and by then the world looked completely different. The war and the destruction of the sky left everything in ruins, so there wouldn't be any records of any kind left that detailed history in any amount or at all. If the machines gathered all this data by probing the brains of humanity and looking at their memories, that's still a no-go, as the humans they had available grew up in the same time period as them, so they wouldn't have any knowledge of the 20th century.[[/folder]]

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\n* How did the machines know what the 1990s were like, in order to design the Matrix? The guns, the cars, the general design of architecture, fashion trends, etc. They weren't around at that time; the machines were built in the 2090s, and by then the world looked completely different. The war and the destruction of the sky left everything in ruins, so there wouldn't be any records of any kind left that detailed history in any amount or at all. If the machines gathered all this data by probing the brains of humanity and looking at their memories, that's still a no-go, as the humans they had available grew up in the same time period as them, so they wouldn't have any knowledge of the 20th century.century.
** "How do the machines know what Tasty Wheat tasted like? Maybe they got it wrong... maybe they couldn't figure out what to make chicken taste like, which is why chicken tastes like everything." In the same vein, the machines might NOT have know what the real 90-s had been like (although I doubt even a global war would've destroyed ''all'' records, not to mention machines themselves had time before the war to learn and record human history), but if that's all you've known your entire life, how would you tell the difference? Besides, if Matrix was indeed created from the minds of people, the machines could've fed whatever knowledge of the past they had to the first Matricians, and they thought up the rest and filled in the gaps. I suppose it actually looks like the real deal in the movie, because it was easier to write and shoot it that way. It would've been nice though, if the world did have some minor discrepancies that could've clued the viewer about its tacit wrongness, or, hell, maybe there were, you just have to look really hard.
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28th May '16 10:46:14 PM Antediluvial
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** The original plan for Operation: Dark Storm was to just blanket the Middle East (specifically around the Machine City, 01) and hope the machines would simply shut down from lack of sunlight. Instead, the nanomachines spread and covered the entire world.
28th May '16 10:43:28 PM Antediluvial
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* How did the machines know what the 1990s were like, in order to design the Matrix? The guns, the cars, the general design of architecture, fashion trends, etc. They weren't around at that time; the machines were built in the 2090s, and by then the world looked completely different. The war and the destruction of the sky left everything in ruins, so there wouldn't be any records of any kind left that detailed history in any amount or at all. If the machines gathered all this data by probing the brains of humanity and looking at their memories, that's still a no-go, as the humans they had available grew up in the same time period as them, so they wouldn't have any knowledge of the 20th century.

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* How did the machines know what the 1990s were like, in order to design the Matrix? The guns, the cars, the general design of architecture, fashion trends, etc. They weren't around at that time; the machines were built in the 2090s, and by then the world looked completely different. The war and the destruction of the sky left everything in ruins, so there wouldn't be any records of any kind left that detailed history in any amount or at all. If the machines gathered all this data by probing the brains of humanity and looking at their memories, that's still a no-go, as the humans they had available grew up in the same time period as them, so they wouldn't have any knowledge of the 20th century.[[/folder]]
28th May '16 10:43:04 PM Antediluvial
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* How did the machines know what the 1990s were like, in order to design the Matrix? The guns, the cars, the general design of architecture, fashion trends, etc. They weren't around at that time; the machines were built in the 2090s, and by then the world looked completely different. The war and the destruction of the sky left everything in ruins, so there wouldn't be any records of any kind left that detailed history in any amount or at all. If the machines gathered all this data by probing the brains of humanity and looking at their memories, that's still a no-go, as the humans they had available grew up in the same time period as them, so they wouldn't have any knowledge of the 20th century.
28th May '16 10:35:13 PM Antediluvial
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* It kind of baffles me, that even though Neo is supposedly the One and an important person, that Morpheus doesn't really care all that much; he guides him out of his cubicle at work, into a corner office and then just hangs up when Neo refuses to use the scaffold to get out. Why not stay on the phone and encourage him or try to figure out an alternate route? What if getting captured by the Agents resulted in Neo's death? Morpheus's cavalier attitude in this situation kind of clashes with his reverent demeanor towards Neo later.

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* It kind of baffles me, that even though Neo is supposedly the One and an important person, that Morpheus doesn't really care all that much; much about his safety; he guides him out of his cubicle at work, into a corner office and then just hangs up when Neo refuses to use the scaffold to get out. Why not stay on the phone and encourage him or try to figure out an alternate route? What if getting captured by the Agents resulted in Neo's death? Morpheus's cavalier attitude in this situation kind of clashes with his reverent demeanor towards Neo later.
28th May '16 10:34:46 PM Antediluvial
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* It kind of baffles me, that even though Neo is supposedly the One and an important person, that Morpheus doesn't really care all that much; he guides him out of his cubicle at work, into a corner office and then just hangs up when Neo refuses to use the scaffold to get out. Why not stay on the phone and encourage him or try to figure out an alternate route? What if getting captured by the Agents resulted in Neo's death? Morpheus's cavalier attitude in this situation kind of clashes with his reverent demeanor towards Neo later.
11th May '16 2:42:48 PM AlexDKZ
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*** Logically they had a way to turn the Dark Storm off. But it's likely that anybody in position to do so, died when the Machines blew up the UN.
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