Thursday, 24 March 2011

The System Is To Strong?

When Neo sells his illegal virtual reality programs to his customers, he shows us his stash, located in a hollowed out edition (i.e. simulated book) of Simulacra And Simulation by Jean Baudrillard the chapter is "On Nihilism"
Neo opens "Simulacra and Simulation" to the chapter "On nihilism," which has curiously been printed in the middle of the book, whereas really it is the last chapter of Baudrillard's actual book. And, also curiously, the chapter starts on the left-hand page, not the right-hand page as normal. In that chapter, Baudrillard asserts that revolution is pointless because the system that operates our hyperreal world will automatically and effortlessly neutralize it: "Everywhere, always, the system is too strong: hegemonic."
Yet, Neo has sliced into that specific chapter with a knife, cutting out its substance and inserting instead a copy of his own software. Neo is rejecting Baudrillard's message, implicitly asserting that he can and will rebel against the system in order to achieve his enlightenment or "gnosis." This is an adumbration of what is to come in Reloaded and Revolutions. For Neo will discover that the organized escape of humans from the Matrix into Zion is simply a transfer from one virtual world to another, in precisely the manner anticipated by the Architect of the Matrix. But Neo will find a way to break out of this seemingly nihilistic prison. - Ray Kurzweil


27 comments:

  1. Nice read and a nice video, enjoyed it. Thanks for blogging this

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  2. give me more always more :)

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  3. Some nice work you have there. I can't wait to read more. Followed!

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  4. Thanks to remember me this move. I will watch this once again, and good writing!

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  5. That's deep as man! Wow I have to watch it all over again now.
    This is cool thanks a lot

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  6. Always loved the Matrix, and it's sequels, but I never caught this. About to watch it again!

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  7. Wow, indeed what a post! Nice video

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  8. wow, would post something intelligent but mind still spinning... awesome

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  9. Dude, can't handle it! O.O my mind is blown

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  10. great video. absolutely stunning indeed

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  11. Never noticed this in the movies.. deep stuff.

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  12. Ughh I have to watch this!

    The Matrix movies were an amazing concept, this looks similarly mind-fucky!

    Great post as always!

    Unrelated Randomness

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  13. When talking about Matrix, we must be of true faith and acknowledge only the first part.

    Thou, as for the blog, I did notice some of that stuff in the movies.

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  14. WTH!! Thats a cool vid,
    Followed!

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  15. This is very insightful. I'm being mind-F***'d right now.

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