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

Taking the Red Pill

Science, Philosophy and the Religion in the Matrix

By: Glenn Yeffeth (Editor), David Gerrold (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 11th March 2003
ISBN: 9781932100020
Number Of Pages: 280

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** COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED ** 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.

Introductionp. 1
What is the Matrix?p. 5
Was Cypher Right? (Part I): Why We Stay in Our Matrixp. 23
Was Cypher Right? (Part II): the Nature of Reality and Why It Mattersp. 33
Artificial Intelligence, Science Fiction, and the Matrixp. 45
The Reality Paradox in the Matrixp. 59
The Matrix: Paradigm of Post-Modernism or Intellectual Poseur? (Part I)p. 71
The Matrix: Paradigm of Post-Modernism or Intellectual Poseur? (Part II)p. 85
Glitches in the Matrix ... and How to Fix Themp. 103
Buddhism, Mythology, and the Matrixp. 125
Human Freedom and the Red Pillp. 145
Finding God in the Matrixp. 159
The Human Machine Merger: are We Heading for the Matrix?p. 185
Why the Future Doesn't Need Usp. 199
Are We Living in the Matrix? the Simulation Argumentp. 233
The Matrix Glossaryp. 243
Contributorsp. 257
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9781932100020
ISBN-10: 1932100024
Series: Smart Pop
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 11th March 2003
Publisher: BenBella Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4

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