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Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and the Religion in the Matrix

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This thought-provoking examination of The Matrix explores the technological challenges, religious symbolism, and philosophical dilemmas the film presents. Essays by renowned scientists, technologists, philosophers, scholars, social commentators, and science fiction authors provide engaging and provocative perspectives. Explored in a highly accessible fashion are issues such as the future of artificial intelligence and virtual reality. The symbolism hidden throughout The Matrix and a few glitches in the film are revealed. Discussions include “Finding God in The Matrix,” “The Reality Paradox in The Matrix,” and “Was Cypher Right?: Why We Stay in Our Matrix.” The fascinating issues posed by the film are handled in an intelligent but nonacademic fashion.

Synopsis:

Deconstructing The Matrix for the thoughtful, intelligent fan

About the Author

Glenn Yeffeth is a writer, editor, and columnist. He is the editor of a biography of Joss Whedon and a nonfiction anthology of essays about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

Table of Contents

What is the Matrix? / Read Mercer Schuchardt — Was Cypher right? (Part I): Why we stay in our Matrix / Robin Hanson — Was Cypher right? (Part II): The nature of reality and why it matters / Lyle Zynda — Artificial intelligence, science fiction, and The Matrix / Robert J. Sawyer — The reality paradox in The Matrix / James Gunn — The Matrix: paradigm of post-moderninsm or intellectual poseur? (Part I) / Dino Felluga — The Matrix: paradigm of post-moderninsm or intellectual poseur? (Part II) / Andrew Gordon — Glitches in The Matrix... and how to fix them / Peter B. Lloyd — Buddhism, mythology, and The Matrix / James L. Ford — Human freedom and the red pill / Peter J. Boettke — Finding God in The Matrix / Paul Fontana — The human machine merger: are we heading for The Matrix? / Ray Kurzweil — Why the future doesn't need us / Bill Joy — Are we living in The Matrix? The simulation argument / Nick Bostrom — The Matrix glossary.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781932100020
Editor:
Yeffeth, Glenn
Introduction:
Gerrold, David
Introduction by:
Gerrold, David
Introduction:
Gerrold, David
Editor:
Yeffeth, Glenn
Author:
Gerrold, David
Author:
Yeffeth, Glenn
Publisher:
Benbella Books
Location:
6440 North Central Expressway
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Film
Subject:
Matrix
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Series Volume:
2001]
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 14 oz

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