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    This might contain some paragraphs that a few may consider, spoilers. Therefore, do not read if you are adverse to them.

    Disclaimer: I didn't write this. It was forwarded to me via email and i thought it would be fun to share it with y'all.



    Add on note: The subsequent postings by fellow CS members do contain major direct spoilers so read on at your own risk!

    Matrix Theory Explained

    Zion is a program, just like the Matrix. How is
    Neo able to figure out that
    he is able to stop the sentinels in Zion near
    the end of the film? The
    spoon given to him earlier. It had obviously
    been bent loads, but how
    outside the Matrix?? This gave Neo the
    inspiration and the understanding
    that Zion is still a matrix.

    "The One" is a program, but has to be "attached"
    to someone in the Matrix.
    So Mr. Anderson got it in the 6th version of the
    Matrix. Then "The One"
    program's purpose is to allow Zion to be
    destroyed then to rebuild it. The
    reason for this is because of anomalies - the
    1% of humans that don't
    accept the Matrix. These are all brought out of
    the Matrix program and into
    the Zion program by the "Morpheus" program and
    other similar "ship captain"
    programs. Then once all the anomalies are out of
    the Matrix (and in Zion),
    that is the time for Zion to be destroyed, thus
    killing all the anomalies
    off. The Matrix is then upgraded, thus creating
    the next version of the
    Matrix, but Zion must be rebuilt so that the
    next lot of anomalies can be
    brought out again so that they can be destroyed.
    This is the feedback-loop, and is the reason to
    retain a handful of people
    so that Zion can be rebuilt. So this is why Neo
    said the
    prophecy was a lie - the One's purpose was not
    to end the war as the
    prophecy stated.

    Unfortunately, "The One" program must be re-used
    each time, or copied, so it
    can be "attached" to a new anomaly inside the
    So what happens to the old "The One" program?
    It faces deletion, and as the
    Oracle explained, it goes into exile instead,
    just like the French bloke
    (the Merovingian) did. He was the first One
    (probably from the second
    version of the Matrix), and once he fulfilled
    his duty, he became an exile
    program and "abdicated" his "Oneness" by
    choosing Persephone and power. This
    is evident in the bogs when Persephone asks Neo
    to kiss her. She says she
    wants him to kiss her so she can feel what it is
    like again to be kissed by
    something close to human, just like the
    Merovingian used to be. Then she
    says to Trinity that she envies her, but that
    these things are not meant to
    last. So the Merovingian used to be just like
    Neo - a One - thus proving
    further the feedback-loop explained earlier.

    The correct door in the Architect's room
    Now there are two possibilities here:

    1. All the previous One's chose the right door
    allowing a "temporary
    dissemination" of their code into the Matrix
    (i.e., the code they "carry"
    thus indicating Neo is indeed human), then he
    must select (unplug) 23 people
    from the Matrix to rebuild Zion. This takes away
    the possibility that
    stories from previous rebuilds of Zion will be
    carried through. But Morpheus
    indicated in the first Matrix that this is the
    case anyway. He said, "there
    was a man born inside, able to change things, it
    was he who freed the first
    of us," - basically the One previous to Neo. And
    this proves that the
    previous One chose the right door also. Neo's
    purpose is also to choose the
    right door, but he does not because he faces
    deletion afterwards and has the
    choice of going into exile - programs choosing
    to go into exile is the one
    thing that can't be accounted for in program
    parameters. Thus, he chooses
    the left door instead this time. How was Neo
    able to choose the other door?
    Because of his extreme willpower? - Even the
    Architect indicated that he'd
    noticed this - "Interesting. That was quicker
    than the others." Or more
    likely, because the Oracle upgraded his coding
    with the candy on the park
    bench. The candy/cookie was a method to change
    the One's program. She said
    he has made a believer out of her - this is
    quite human-like and perhaps the
    previous One's didn't accept the upgrade candy,
    now she has hope... hope
    that Neo will finally choose the other door.

    2. All the previous One's chose the left door,
    saving Trinity and letting
    Zion fall. So this time is no different. But the
    Architect does say, "You
    are here because Zion is about to be destroyed.
    Its every living inhabitant
    terminated, its entire existence eradicated,"
    and also, "this will be the
    sixth time we have destroyed it, and we have
    become exceedingly efficient at
    it," - assuming the Architect isn't lying, then
    they have already destroyed
    Zion (i.e., Zion has fallen) five times - i.e.,
    the result of going through
    the left door.

    Morpheus and Trinity are programs.
    Morpheus's purpose was to find the One and
    deliver him to the Architect.
    Trinity's purpose is to control the One by
    getting in love with him. Trinity
    is supposed to be the mother of the new One
    every time the Matrix is
    Reloaded. That's why the sex scene was so
    important and why she was named

    The Architect says, "she is going to die, and
    there is nothing that you can
    do to stop it." He was correct though because
    she did die just like Neo did
    in the first Matrix (Oracle said he or Morpheus
    would, and she didn't lie,
    but he came back to life). Trinity dies, but
    comes back to life (we are
    using medical definition of death in all this of

    The Architect has already laid down an ultimatum
    for Neo choosing the left
    The Architect - "Failure to comply with this
    process will result in a
    cataclysmic system crash killing everyone
    connected to the matrix, which
    coupled with the extermination of Zion will
    ultimately result in the
    extinction of the entire human race."
    Neo - "You won't let it happen, you can't. You
    need human beings to
    The Architect - "There are levels of survival
    we are prepared to accept.
    However, the relevant issue is whether or not
    you are ready to accept the
    responsibility for the death of every human
    being in this world."

    Looking at this further, the Architect does
    say "coupled" with the
    extermination of Zion will the human race be
    exterminated. So he says
    everyone connected to the Matrix will die, but
    if Zion is not exterminated,
    the human race will not necessarily die. Also,
    there is likely to be a
    time-window between not going through the right
    door, and the cataclysmic
    crash, thus allowing Neo to unplug as many as
    possible from the Matrix, then
    those people won't die. This will be the start
    of the next Zion. As for the
    Matrix, a cataclysmic crash doesn't mean the end
    of the Matrix - just needs
    rebooting or reloading!

    Agent Smith is the only "human" in this world.
    He's the one spreading
    himself like a virus replicating himself over
    and over until the Matrix will
    finally get overloaded and fail. Smith is the
    one who wants to get out of
    the Matrix for good. He said so in the first
    Matrix, "I must get out of
    here, I must get free! And in this mind, is the
    key," squeezing Morpheus's
    temples, "my key! Once Zion is destroyed, there
    is no need for me to be
    here!"Smith knows that by killing Neo he can
    escape the Matrix because Neo
    is the key to resetting the Matrix, or to shut
    it off. It was originally
    killing Neo (in the first Matrix) that allowed
    Smith to become powerful
    (cloning ability) - so killing Neo again will
    allow him to gain Neo's powers
    completely, and thus gain the power to shut down
    the Matrix.

    So where the hell did Smith come from if he
    wants to destroy the Matrix?
    He's obviously not meant to be there - he's a
    computer virus as he has every
    characteristic of a virus - he multiplies and
    spreads and infects (and
    emulates) other programs like one. He is exactly
    as he described humans at
    the end of the first Matrix - "You move to an
    area and you multiply and
    multiply until every natural resource is
    consumed and the only way you can
    survive is to spread to another area. There is
    another organism on this
    planet that follows the same pattern. Do you
    know what it is? A virus." But
    who put him there? This will only be revealed in
    Revolutions (Revelations?)
    I guess - but I'm betting on humans in the real
    real world, i.e., outside of
    Zion and the Matrix. They're at war with the
    machines and trying to destroy
    them by infecting them with this virus - Agent
    Smith. So the irony with this
    theory is that Agent Smith represents the human
    race!! Neo represents the
    machines! Agent Smith says to Neo just after
    he's seen the Oracle that he
    became free when Neo destroyed him in the first
    Matrix (remember when Neo
    entered his body and exploded him from inside
    out) - as a virus, Smith has
    the ability to "inherit" other programs'
    abilities and thus inherited some
    of Neo's.

    To be Cont'd
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    The anomaly is all the humans that do not accept
    the Matrix. The Architect
    says "Your life is the sum of a remainder of an
    unbalanced equation inherent
    to the programming of the matrix. You are the
    eventuality of an anomaly,
    which despite my sincerest efforts I have been
    unable to eliminate from what
    is otherwise a harmony of mathematical
    precision. While it remains a burden
    to sedulously avoid it, it is not unexpected,
    and thus not beyond a measure
    of control." This includes Neo, but Neo's Matrix
    avatar is attached with the
    One program so that he can follow his purpose as
    explained earlier under
    "The One explained".

    However, he is also supposed to protect himself
    and destroy anything that
    gets in his way - i.e., Agent Smith - so that he
    may fulfil his purpose.
    Further proving Neo - and other non-accepters of
    the Matrix - are the
    anomaly, the Architect says,"Your life is the
    sum of a remainder of an
    unbalanced equation inherent to the programming
    of the matrix." The clue
    here is Neo's program name - "The One". Take one-
    third for example. 1 over
    3 is 0.33333 recurring. A computer cannot deal
    with recurring numbers, so
    must accept a limit, let's say 0.33333 for
    argument's sake. Multiply by 3,
    you get 0.99999 - never 1.00000, where has
    the "remainder" 0.00001 (One)
    gone? This is the limitation of computers, this
    is the mathematical
    imprecision inherent in programming (of the
    Matrix) and the eventuality of
    the One anomaly unable to be eliminated.

    What is the equation then? Not sure, but it
    definitely involves pi. The
    Keymaker refers to the window of time to open
    the door to the mainframe as
    314 seconds. 3.14 is pi to three sig. figs., or
    the number of radians in
    half a circle. Half a circle is like the cross-
    section of a womb, similar to
    the alcove of Neo and Trinity's love scene -
    conceiving the next One? "NEO",
    incidently, is an anagram of "ONE". Trinity and
    Neo - one on one; a
    choice - one or one. Leads us to 101. "101" is
    mentioned numerous times in
    Matrix 1 and Reloaded.
    Neo's room at the beginning, Merovingian is on
    the 101st floor, the 101
    freeway of the car chase in Reloaded, then when
    Trinity is hacking into the
    power plant system, she resets the password
    toZ10N0101. Freaky. Indicates
    that she is a program because that's not
    some random password she's put in. 101 is binary
    for 5, which in zero-based
    binary counting: 000 is 1, 001, is 2, 010 is 3,
    011 is 4, 100 is 5, 101 is
    6 - And this is the 6th version of the Matrix!
    Then there's 303. 303 is the room Neo got shot
    in Matrix 1, the Oracle
    lives in room 303, it's also the hotel room
    number Trinity is
    in in Matrix 1 and it's seen at the end when Neo
    fights the Agents and Smith
    and begins to literally see the code that makes
    up the Matrix. 101 x 3 =
    303, a trilogy, 3 + 0 + 3 = 6 = the 6th
    Matrix.Trinity means 3.

    Who is the "mother" that the Architect refers
    to? The Architect says,
    "Please," in an almost disapproving sense when
    Neo suggests the Oracle, but
    does not reveal who it really is or even
    directly that Neo is wrong. The
    architect was the one who created the Matrix;
    the co-creator is neither
    Persephone nor the Oracle. Both of them are only
    programs that have a
    purpose in the matrix, just like the rest. The
    Architect is in charge of the
    Matrix world and the co-creator is in charge of
    Zion. She has almost the
    same age as the Architect. Therefore, that woman
    is the Head Counsellor, the
    only woman of importance that lives in Zion and
    the one who asked for the
    two captains to volunteer at the council
    meeting. She's the one who knew all
    along about the Matrix. She was the one who told
    Zion's Defence Minister to
    cool off and to let Morpheus do his work so
    things could go as planned. Or
    alternatively, it could indeed be the Oracle.
    She is the only program that
    truly wants humans to have a free choice... at
    the same time, she sees the
    future, because she knows the program code - she
    is like God - which is why
    Seraph protects her - see "Who is Seraph?" below.

    What's so special about Neo's avatar? Neo is a
    skilled hacker, and his
    avatar in the Matrix is based on the person that
    founded the AI of the
    original machines that eventually took over the
    world... How? Take a look at
    the disc he gave to the bloke at the door at the
    beginning of Matrix 1. It
    said "DISC AI" on it. The hollowed book Neo
    takes the disc out of is
    "Simulacra and Simulation" - a collection of
    essays by the French
    postmodernist philosopher Jean Baudrillard. He
    opens it to the section "on
    Nihilism" (meaning nothing is truly known,
    etc.). "Baudrillard's concept of
    simulation is the creation of the real through
    conceptual or 'mythological'
    models which have no connection or origin in
    reality. The model becomes the
    determinant of our perception of reality--the
    real." And Morpheus says,
    "Welcome to the desert of the real," in Matrix
    1. I'd say this book
    describes The Matrix to a tee. So this disc
    contains the key to the AI, and
    thus how to destroy the machines, so I think
    they'll use this info in
    Revolutions to ultimately destroy the machines,
    which means he'll have to go
    back to the nightclub and find the guy he gave
    it to.

    Who is Seraph? The reason Seraph (the chink guy
    Neo meets before meeting the
    Oracle) had golden code and was so spectacular
    is that he came from the
    first incarnation of the matrix, which was
    heaven. "Seraph" is singular for
    the plural "seraphim". The seraphim are the
    highest choir of angels and
    included amongst others: Lucifer, Gabriele,
    Raziel and Malaciah, and they
    sit on the 8th level of Heaven just one below
    God. So Seraph will obviously
    have a big part in Revolutions, but whose side
    will he be on - the machines
    or the humans?? That is the question.

    The Twins
    They are exiled programs that emulate the human
    myth of ghosts as the Oracle
    explained. They are programs behaving badly.
    Persephone killed one of the
    Merovingian's bodyguards with a silver bullet
    because he was emulating a
    werewolf. So if the Twins could phase into ghost
    form, why didn't he when
    his arm was trapped in the door of the garage?
    Was it because he was wounded
    or because he can't phase when his arm is
    trapped? No of course not. The
    doors of that building, when shut, always led
    somewhere else(usually in the
    mountains) when opened again without the
    Keymaker's key. So if it were
    slammed shut due to the Twin phasing into ghost
    form, the Twin's arm
    would've ended up god knows where, but certainly
    not attached to the Twin's body.

    "High Wired, Dream Sired"

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    read until i

    Time to watch the final episode!!

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    There are lots of things I would like to discuss...

    ... but I'm getting a headache.

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    Read liao dun understand leh...

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    Too complicated for me to digest...

    Let's watch Nemo instead...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StreetShooter
    There are lots of things I would like to discuss...
    ... but I'm getting a headache.
    Well, i would like to but i will wait till i finish watching Revolutions.

    Quote Originally Posted by AReality
    Read liao dun understand leh...
    Heheh.. me too, i had to keep re-reading it just to try to make sense of it.
    "High Wired, Dream Sired"

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    this is so cool.. finally.. everything's explained.... thattotals the missing variants of the long equation...

    thanks wolfie...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SniperD
    this is so cool.. finally.. everything's explained.... thattotals the missing variants of the long equation...

    thanks wolfie...

    hehe.. well, it is after all only a theory so don't take it as absolute.. watch the final movie and then see if this guy is right.
    "High Wired, Dream Sired"

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    I must catch the final part of the Matrix to put the whole puzzle together...

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    Any one watching tonight's opening?

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    well, it does make a lot of sense but the details this guy went into... sheesh... amazement...

    heh heh heh

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    can only digest the part about the Twins' arm thing.. the rest... uh...

    "What is the Matrix?"
    "The Matrix is a trilogy of screenings for humans to think that there was one complete story, but was too long for one single sitting, and hence cut into three portions so as to get the maximum $$$ from the humans who think they're out of the Matrix."

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    hm... interesting
    Similar to what my lecturer explained in his lessons....

    The maths part is the "ONE" i dont understand because i have little liking towards mathematics

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    My head is spinning. I think i'm going to...

    What's intriguing is whether the producers of the movie (lets assume the analysis is correct) had pre-conceptualised the entire movie prior, established and linked up the identity of all the characters as presented in the analysis.

    On one hand, too many coincidences (e.g 101, 303, AI etc...) makes one believe that the relationships were crystalised prior and were how the producers wanted us to connect the roles of the characters and events. On the other hand however, the extensive details (like the theory of the philosopher) and the interwinning and intricate web linking the characters and events appear beyond human's imagination.

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    And like what most people would say


    That was an interesting read.. Time to obtain matrix 1 and 2.. Then watch 3... then buy 3.. then watch all them 3 and come up with a theory..

    Anyway, i admire the fella who wrote this "theory". He really spent his time devising the whole plot.. Hell, the numbers part was amazing..

    Soo many smart people in the world..

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    i'm back from revolutions. well everything that was written doesn't exist...

    but still the guy who wrote this must have had a really imaginitive mind so he deserves some credit

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    shoot.... I was hoping it would be something like what this guy has written./.. coz it makes a lot of sense as to how the movie should progress...

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    Watched it liaoz, disapointed....I dono why suddenly Smith can fly and why Oracle and Neo choose suicide? And the how come Smith die like dat.

    My theory is Neo somehow corrupted the program Smith in part1 so he becomes like a virus and since Neo started it he must finish process by he himself being assimilated. Actually Virus-Smith is the bargain chip without whom Neo wouldnt be able to secure the freedom of Zion.

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