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Why do we need a Matrix?  I'm not talking about Matrix the movie.  I'm talking about Matrix the idea, the idea inside the movie.  If the computers feed off of people energy while they're asleep then why create The Matrix at all?  Why not just let them dream, or make them brain-dead, or something?

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Hello Avi,

The point of the movie is that the people ARE dreaming. They are dreaming about a world that looks like ours, but in reality is a future dystopia which is so bleak that most people would rather want to live in the dream world. The message of the movie is that we, out here in the real world, are doing something of the same. We are ignoring a lot of suffering and hardship in the world because we prefer our world to be safe and free and all right. But in fact we are oppressed by a capitalist system which doesn't allow us much freedom or education, or even democracy. The capitalist system is run by greedy profiteers who pay off the politicians to do their bidding. The movie is trying to alert us to this fact, so we can educate ourselves about how the world actually works and begin to work together to create a better one, free from greed and corruption.

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I am a life-long fan of science fiction in all forms, but especially in movies. I have a very good overview of science fiction movies from the '60s and forward, incl. the very recent. Movies in black&white (from the '50s and earlier) is my weakness, but I am trying to educate myself more and more in those movies as well. I can also answer questions about science fiction in general and in books. I'm not strong on old TV shows; my forte is definitely movies.

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Besides my life-long hobby and enthusiasm for SF, I have been a leading member of a local SF fan society since 2003 (chairman from 2006-2009), and written more than a hundred SF movie reviews. I am also a contributor for various review websites (incl., but not limited to, IMDb and Amazon).

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flickfeast.co.uk Imdb.com Amazon.co.uk Fantastik.dk (Danish)

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I have studied biology, English and history, incl. a number of media courses.

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