Article by Leo Zagami
Twenty years ago, the Matrix movie described a bleak holographic artificial system that exploits people for their electrical energy. Computer programmer Neo is drawn into a Messianic revolt against the machines to free humanity from the Matrix. But the movie’s premise is not too far from the truth, a truth that is initially frightening in its scope and implications. We are now, more than ever before, in the Matrix, an artificial world that enslaves and exploits humanity for its energy, soon to be taken over by Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality, as described in my latest book Confessions of an Illuminati Vol.6.66.
So the film written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers with a brilliant Keanu Reeves as Neo was a prophetic vision of the future. This month marks the 20th anniversary of the release of this groundbreaking film, so I thought I would outline a few interesting facts. The film has many religious overtones, like the emergence of a Messiah to save the human race, but it probably emerged as a cultural phenomenon beyond most other films of its day because of its central thesis, that we live in a simulated world and that there is another world beyond what we can see.
Recently, a theory has emerged that underlines once again the importance of this film. The theory in question is the simulation hypothesis. This is basically the idea that what we perceive as physical reality is actually a computer-generated simulation, like a super-sophisticated video game, as depicted in the film.
Of course, some may choose to see Neo as a Jewish concept of the Messiah figure, others might draw a better parallel with the Christian Messiah, depending on your opinion. Neo is not interested in righting the wrongs inside the artificial Matrix society. He does not seek to rid the Matrix simulation of Agents merely so that humanity can live a happy illusion in the Matrix. For example, all systems of government within the Matrix are illusions. For Neo to politically become a sort of “benevolent world emperor” in the Matrix simulation he extracts people from the Matrix illusion into the real world, like he was extracted. A concept that is reminiscent of the Allegory of the Cave, or Plato’s Cave. Neo wants humanity to exit the Matrix and experience the real world. For Neo to simply remake the Matrix into a paradise would be no different than what Artificial Intelligence did in the first Matrix.
To parallel, many Jews of Jesus’ time hoped that the Messiah would be a political one who would free them from the oppression of the Roman empire and set up an earthly kingdom, but we all know God’s plan is much bigger, and it deals with the root of all problems. The problem of man was not simply politics or society, but enslavement to sin in a corrupt world controlled by the Elite, the descendants of the Fallen Angels. God has condemned the entire fallen world system because of Sin. Jesus came down and died, sacrificing himself so that humanity could be saved from sin through faith, thus paving the way to God’s eternal kingdom, which is not this current world, that’s for sure. One day, God will do away with this fallen creation, creating a new heaven on earth to be enjoyed by those who have trusted God and that will be Christ’s Thousand-Year Kingdom. This “millennial kingdom” is a major point and topic in any study and discussion of eschatological matters. The vast majority of Christians have been taught that there will be, at some undetermined and unknown time in the future, an earthly kingdom where Christ will be King, and he will reign the world from Jerusalem, and the Saints will supposedly reign with him. Many Christians view this idea as a vital part of their Christian faith, and they are very much looking forward to reigning with Christ.But God’s kingdom is also a spiritual one, not merely a physical cleanup. Jesus came to save Christians from Sin and the coming condemnation of the fallen world; He did not come to merely adjust the systems of the fallen world. Similarly, Neo wishes to rescue humanity out of the Matrix into reality; he did not come to merely correct the systems of the false Matrix world. In this sense, Neo parallels the Christian Messiah and that’s why this film is still relevant and its influence on audiences has endured since 1999.
Leo Zagami is a regular contributor to Infowars and the author of the new groundbreaking book Confessions of an Illuminati Vol. 6.66 The Age of Cyber Satan, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics
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Leo Zagami is also the author of Confessions of an Illuminati Volume 5: The Decline of the West and the Rise of Satanism in our Society
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