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

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

by Glenn Yeffeth
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932100020
Publisher:
BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Smart Pop Series
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
966,845
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet 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.

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