How do you unplug yourself from the Matrix?

@kheng69 (157)
Malaysia
June 21, 2009 5:06am CST
As you may already be aware the Matrix is a computer generated world that we are all plugged into. In the Matrix we are all slaves to the system and not in charge of our own destinies. How can you free your mind from the Matrix? Is it possible to transcend the system and status quo? For info, I understand that the Matrix film is a work of fiction. But I am interested in its philosophical implications.
3 responses
@reckon21 (3485)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
If Matrix is true and we are all program to do the things we do then it will be too hard for us to break away from the system. Unless of course we how the system works. It's kinda sad to know that our life is already been chosen by the system for us to follow. It seemed like we are all slaves and can only obey...no freedom at all.
• Poland
22 Jun 09
If we're in matrix, than even all these thoughts if we are or if we're not are just artificial, u get what i mean? There would be no freedom in theory, but in fact we surely would be programmed that way, so we felt and knew, that what we do, we do with our free minds. Even states in which we see structure of matrix would programmed. I saw matrix once, in france, after srsly good stuff. But then i can wonder if i saw it or if it was also part of delusion created by mainframe in order to start me thinking like that. I mean it would be reasonable to allow us think bout matrix, cuz if i can think and nothing happens... maybe it doesnt exist at all?
@besthope44 (12141)
• India
9 Aug 10
Well true this is a true fiction movie!
• United States
18 Jul 09
If we remember, Neo was awakened after touching the liquid mirror. As the reflective surface of the mirror spread across his body, his body was slowly receiving sensory input from the real world, until eventually he was completely free from the matrix. I think most people just need the help of others who know how to fee people.