In the movie The Matrix, Neo finally sees the truth for himself; the world around him is just a simulation and his real body exists outside of it, plugged into a pod and wired up to that Matrix simulation.
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During a recent vlog I pondered how it might have come to be that the human race in The Matrix came to exist in these pods and plugged into an artificial world. Were they forced by robotic machines? Or were they somehow enticed or lured into such an existence?
With Lockdown in place it seems to me the latter would be more likely; just look at how we are all at home (in our pods) and plugged into our devices and living in a limited version of the world, a world that is not only constrained by the physical limitations of not being allowed to travel, but constrained in forms of truth, knowledge, information, news, communication and entertainment. All of these are limited by the very means they are supplied to us and limited through means of selectiveness also. What entertainment do you want to subject yourself to next? “Here’s a suggestion for you” You want the news? “Here are today’s headlines and death-toll figures.”
Food is also limited; some of us can still go out to shops, others can’t or choose to shop online; either way we are limited to what is available to us (some things being in short or limited supply at this time).
Part of the reason we are here is through the threat of punishment if we don’t comply. Neighbours snitching on neighbour, police giving warnings and handing out fines. Being a good citizen and playing along seems to be the easiest way to go about our lives. We are given handouts to keep us calm, “Don’t worry, your wages are still being paid and your rent payment frozen.”
Another part is the fear of the “Covid-19” virus infection itself. Stay safe, stay home, protect the NHS (and yourself and others) and save lives. Wait for the solution in the form of vaccination… science will bring that, science has the answers. Faith? Faith in a God, faith in your body’s ability to handle things on its own, well that’s just silly.
Whether it be threat or fear, it is generally our choice, given the options, to stay home and voluntarily plug ourselves into the artificial world.
Fast forward, through a phase of optimisation, where the technology made available to us better plugs us into, and ‘augments’ our reality with that of the system that at its backbone has the internet, or “the cloud”; doing away with clunky hardware that we have to switch on, that could be turned off, left behind, and walked away from, or broken, to that of a variety embedded and implanted into our bodies, leaving us permanently connected, tagged, and traced, with no escape, no freedom.
As for food and that long-awaited vaccine (along with all others we’ll need for all other such viral infections and diseases we can no longer develop an immunity from due to our long-lived isolation and games of Social Distancing), all that can be dripped into us, intravenously. Why not? Science can make it possible, science is right. Why eat any more? Why choose your next meal? What is choice when the options become so limited and suggestions readily presented to us? Just hook yourself up to the supply of perfectly calculated and balanced sustenance, and stay comfy in your pod. Sleep now, human.
Before you know it, this nightmarish world will be over. It will be a long-forgotten thing; you’ll be fully integrated into the system and the green pastures on the other side of the illusion will be our ignorant bliss.