In mathematics, a matrix (plural matrices) is a rectangular array of numbers, symbols, or expressions, arranged in rows and columns.[1][2] The individual items in a matrix are called its elements or entries. An example of a matrix with 2 rows and 3 columns is Matrices of the same size can be added or subtracted element by element. But the rule for matrix multiplication is that two matrices can be multiplied only when the number of columns in the first equals the number of rows in the second. A...
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INVERSE OF MATRICES AND DIFFERENT METHODS OF FINDING INVERSE PROPORTION. In linear algebra, an n-by-n (square) matrix A is called invertible or nonsingular or nondegenerate if there exists an n-by-n matrix B such that where In denotes the n-by-n identity matrix and the multiplication used is ordinary matrix multiplication. If this is the case, then the matrix B is uniquely determined by A and is called the inverse of A, denoted by A−1. It follows from the theory of matrices that if for square...
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The Matrix – to be or not be The Matrix consists of a great variety of questions that have tortured the world for centuries. How can we know that what we see around us is real? How can we be certain that the items and living beings around us exists? If the world as we know it turns out to be an illusion, what do we do? Numerous philosophers and other thinkers have pondered these questions since the beginning of time. How can we know that what we see around us is real? How to be certain that...
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Compare and Contrast The Matrix with the readings from Plato and Descartes. What are some similarities and differences? An Essay Submitted to Jason Elvis BY Williestine Harriel Liberty University online September 24, 2012 Compare and Contrast The Matrix with the readings from Plato and Descartes. What are some similarities and differences? After reading The Matrix, and reading from Plato and Descartes, I find that there are some similarities and differences...
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of the Cave and the Matrix Iakovos Vasilios, an associate professor of philosophy in Brooklyn College, once said “The only thing we know for certain is that nothing is certain.” This is the main philosophy behind both Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave”, and the renowned sci-fi movie The Matrix. Both works deal with escaping a false reality while unveiling a real one. In Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave”, the escaped prisoner is synonymous to the character Neo in The Matrix, exhibiting a shared...
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“The Matrix” is a computer animated dream world pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth, it is designed by the machines to keep the human race under control. It tricks the mind into believing us that we have a choice, and we choose our destiny, when in truth we are just a energy source for the machines. The “Matrix” is a thriller set in the future. The movie poses the question what is real? Throughout the Movie there is many theme’s and biblical symbolism, some see Neo as Christ,...
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Phil 201-D23 19 November 2013 The Matrix Recently, we have discussed how we know. Hilary Putnam, American philosopher, developed a thought experiment which has become so popular that it is the basis of blockbuster film The Matrix. In short, the thought experiment calls one to imagine that your brain and the nerves connecting it to your senses has been severed or disconnected. The brain would actually no longer be in your body it would be placed a vat filled with nutritional fluid to keep your...
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Plato, Descartes, and The Matrix Anthony Albizu Phil 201 Liberty University Coming to the realization that your entire life is all an illusion would be frightening, painful, and hard to believe. This is the main concept of the movie, The Matrix. The main character, Neo, is told that the world he has been living in is nothing more than a simulation controlled by a computer program. After being told this information, Neo, being apprehensive at first, has to then decide what he...
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/* Arduino 56x8 scrolling LED Matrix Scrolls any message on up to seven (or more?) 8x8 LED matrices. Adjust the bitmap array below to however many matrices you want to use. You can start with as few as two. The circuit: * 1 8-bit shift register (SN74HC595) to drive the rows of all displays. * N power 8-bit shift registers (TPIC6C595) to drive the columns (1 chip per display) * N 8x8 LED matrix display (rows=Anodes, cold=cathodes) * N * 8 470ohm resistors, one for each column of each...
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Eigenvectors and eigenvalues of a matrix The eigenvectors of a square matrix are the non-zero vectors which, after being multiplied by the matrix, remain proportional to the original vector, i.e. any vector that satisfies the equation: where is the matrix in question, is the eigenvector and is the associated eigenvalue. As will become clear later on, eigenvectors are not unique in the sense that any eigenvector can be multiplied by a constant to form another eigenvector. For each...
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Matrix management is a technique of managing an organization (or, more commonly, part of an organization) through a series of dual-reporting relationships instead of a more traditional linear management structure. In contrast to most other organizational structures, which arrange managers and employees by function or product, matrix management combines functional and product departments in a dual authority system. In its simplest form, a matrix configuration may be known as a cross-functional work...
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What is it? The Pugh Matrix was developed by Stuart Pugh who was a professor and head of the design division at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. It is also called a variety of names including Pugh method, Pugh analysis, decision matrix method, decision matrix, decision grid, selection grid, selection matrix, problem matrix, problem selection matrix, problem selection grid, solution matrix, criteria rating form, criteria-based matrix, opportunity analysis. As a decision making model,...
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same argument as above, we see that: 5000(0.3) + 10, 000(0.8) = The number of people who don’t ride the bus next year. = b2 This system of equations is equivalent to the matrix equation: M x = b where 0.7 0.2 0.3 0.8 5000 10, 000 b1 b2 M= 5500 ,x = and b = . For computing the result after 2 years, we just use the same matrix M , however we use b 9500 in place of x. Thus the distribution after 2 years is M b = M 2 x. In fact, after n years, the distribution is given by M n x. The forgoing...
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Postmodernism in The Matrix Postmodern writing evolved around WWII in response to Modernism that dominated the 19th c. The two writing styles share many characteristics, but the defeated modernist wallows in his realizations whereas the postmodernist offers a light or hope in conclusion. There is still a sense of foreboding for the postmodernist concerning science and technology. However, they are able to forge past their distrust, accept it as a logical progression, and begin to embrace some...
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After obtaining knowledge from the Matrix, Plato's Allegory of the Cave or The Republic and the first Mediation from Descartes, I see that there are a few likenesses and contrasts. I would need to say that The Matrix and Plato's hole purposeful tale were more comparable because the individuals included in both stories, they existed in this present reality where they were being cheated about what the fact of the matter was. In the Matrix, once Neo saw this present reality and that all that...
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presented to you. Although there are several movies which use virtual reality in the plot, such as The Lawnmower Man, and Hackers, the one most prevalent to me is The Matrix. Although this movie contains many aspects of virtual reality, it stands out in my mind so much because it suggests that the world in which we live, is a virtual one. The Matrix has many different aspects of virtual reality and they are incorporated throughout the movie. <br> <br>Virtual reality is involved in this movie in one major...
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Directional Policy Matrix 1. Introduction Many large companies comprise several distinct divisions or strategic business units (SBUs). So one of the challenges facing the parent company of a multi-divisional company is to allocate resources to each division. So in order to make wise decisions on resource allocation, is there a tool that can assist senior executives determine the direction for each division or SBU? Actually there are two tools, the BCG matrix and the Directional Policy Matrix (DPM). We have...
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The General Electric (GE) Market Attractiveness-Business Position Matrix is one of the best-known directional policy matrices, “which categorises business units into those with good prospects and those with less good prospects” (Johnson, Whittington & Scholes, 2011, p.252). The following two factors is the principal cause for the development of the GE Matrix. In the 20th century, since the blossoming of multi-activity enterprises, corporations have faced the challenge of managing its portfolio of...
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be seen depicted throughout history in sci-fi movies. In the particular movie entitled, The Matrix, directed and written by brothers Laurence and Andrew Wachowski in 1999. This film shows a new form of technology, not only in through the plot but also its special affects and symbols. The upcoming millennium also marked a perfect time to release such a complex film for the public viewing pleasures. The Matrix takes place nearly century ahead in the future. The human race is nothing, but virtual slaves...
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Associate Level Material Appendix B Audience-Focused Communication Matrix Use the matrix to complete the information. Write 3-4 sentences for each item. • What are some audience characteristics you need to consider? • What communication channels would be appropriate and why? • What would you do to ensure your message is effective? • What are some considerations you must keep in mind given the diversity of the audience? |Audience-Focused Communication ...
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Humanistic theories of personality and ‘The Matrix’; a critical evaluation of characters This essay aims to apply the humanistic theories in a practical way by examining them in terms of the first film in ‘The matrix’ series. Relevant themes throughout the film, interaction between the main characters and their personality development will be described in regards to Abraham Maslow’s, Carl Rogers’ and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s theories of personality. Personalities in the film are analysed from...
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Comparison Matrix Paper September 21, 2013 Comparison Matrix Paper The focus of this paper was to use the matrix to compare two empirical articles, Leadership Behaviors and Subordinate Resilience written by Harland, Harrison, Jones & Reiter-Palmon and Initial Assessment and Validation of an Instrument to Measure Student Perceptions of Leadership Skills, written by Zula, Yarrish & Christensen. The articles were based on research questions the authors wanted to find answers to. In...
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University of Phoenix Material Anti-Drug Legislation Matrix Complete the matrix by selecting three states to add below Federal. Then, answer each question listed in the first row for each corresponding law. | |Is marijuana |What are the |What are the |What are the |What is the blood|Is there extreme | | |illegal? |penalties for |penalties for |penalties for |alcohol level for|DWI or DUI? If so, | | ...
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The Matrix Plato believed that the world as we see it, is not real but a more illusion, a copy of the real world to be more precise. Take for example if you look at rose or at a woman and you think they are both beautiful, that's manifesting herself in those object, so the idea in this case pure beauty. So according to plato we are not really living in the real world, when we look at a rose or at a woman we are only seeing at a copy of real beauty. So when plato wrote about the cave, he said...
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Movie critics and philosophers alike agree that the movie "The Matrix" is indeed based upon certain Platonic themes from Book VII of The Republic. In this story entitled "The Allegory of the Cave," he describes a dark underground cave where a group of people are sitting in one long row with their backs to the cave's entrance. Chained to their chairs from an early age, all the humans can see is the distant cave wall in from of them. The shadows of statues held by unseen puppet handlers' reflect...
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GPSM (KRALJIC) What is kraljics matrix and how can products be moved from one part of the matrix to the other? Intro: it is the first comprehensive purchasing model introduced by Kraljic (1983). It was targeted at aiding purchasers in deciding what purchasing strategy to use for which product. Its main aim is to minimize supply risk and make the most of buying power. The approach includes the construction of a 2x2 four-category portfolio matrix that classifies products on the basis of two dimensions:...
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This work of LTC 310 Week 1 Programs and Services Matrix consists of solution on the following task : Use the matrix to identify five different types of programs or services available for long-term care populations. Include a brief description of the program or service and identify the populations that may be in need of each. Indicate whether this type of service or program is available in your community and provide examples, if possible, of each. General Questions - General General Questions...
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Matrix and Bhagavad Gita:- Matrix is not just an ordinary science fiction movie and is in actual a philosophical message woven around a science fiction concept. To certain extent I found matrix similar to Bhagavad Gita in which Arjuna(Neo) who is perfectly capable of fighting against Kauravas(Machines) is confused, helpless and does not believe he could actually achieve what he is supposed to through war. Bhagavad Gita is a book that enlightens soldier in war by banishing all self-doubts and dilemmas...
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The movie, “The Matrix” is an outstanding example of the term “Marxism”. Simply put, Marxism is the political and economic theory of Marx, advocating abolition of private property, and state provision of work and subsistence for all, and to be a Marxist, is to follow Karl Marx’s theories. Along the lines of Marx’s theories; a reality and way of life in the Matrix is maintained, oppressed, discovered, and eventually explained. Marx advocates a violent change, and The Matrix demonstrates this type...
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Philosophy & the Matrix In order to complete this assignment I had to watch The Matrix for the first time. I do not know why I’ve never seen this movie, but I was blown away. Easily one of the most intriguing and questioning movies I’ve seen in a while. In fact it was the first movie I watched a second time over since Shrek came out. The Matrix was a raging success when it debuted in 1999 for its ability to capture the audience in terms of grabbing their minds to focus on ideas and concepts about...
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“The Matrix”, a 1999 film by the Wachowski brothers, adapts a number of new and ancient philosophies about the truth behind reality, but the most central to the overarching framework of the film is adapted from Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. While “The Matrix” mirrors Plato’s allegory almost exactly in structure, its storyline is far more complex and it is effectively adapted to be a modern sci-fi/action movie. The film draws in a modern audience, who can relate to its protagonist, Neo, because we...
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or I know the heroes are, in fact, heroes in, for example, the Matrix and Beowulf? This is what I will present in this essay. I will be using the Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell for both of them by using three stages from it. For the Matrix, I will be using “Meeting with Mentor”, “The Ordeal” and “Return with Elixir” stages. For Beowulf, I will be using “Call to Adventure”, “Reward” and “Return with Elixir” stages. In the Matrix, Neo meets Morpheus, a guy that he was looking for and vice versa...
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What can we know? According to French philosopher and mathematician, in Mediations on First Philosophy, Rene Descartes, nothing can be certain. Similarly, in The Matrix, the Wachowski brothers raise the question of how does anyone know what is real and what is not? The Wachowski brothers and Descartes describe their ideas about knowledge and epistemology through skepticism. Knowledge is a justified, true belief. According to Descartes, knowledge comes from two sources: Experiences, which are...
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The Matrix and The Allegory of the Cave Both "The Allegory of the Cave" and "The Matrix" are stories in which there are two realities, one perceived and one real. Although "The Matrix" is not based exactly on Plato's "The Allegory of the Cave," there are several parallels between the two works. The similarities in "The Matrix," relate to Plato's concept. They project his thoughts of natural logic from "The Allegory of the Cave" into a perspective that makes it easier for people to understand when...
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In 1999, box office sales sky rocketed when the film The Matrix' was released. Filled with jaw dropping special effects and innovative kung-fu, the first film of The Matrix' trilogy was a must see for just about every teenage boy in the United States and many other countries as well. But it isn't just explosions and fighting that made this film special. The plot is one that leaves the viewer pondering and dreaming about the film for days after watching it. It involves almost the entire human...
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Paradoxical Hero In the movie The Matrix, the main character, Neo or Mr. Anderson, is liberated from his role as a slave to sentient machines by Morpheus, Neo’s supporter and leader, who later tells him the truth that, “the Matrix is everywhere”, functioning like an ideology. Morpheus tells Neo that, The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we...
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Curiosity can deliver great rewards, but it can also result in pain. Discuss in reference to the Film, The Matrix. In the film The Matrix, The Wachowski Brothers demonstrate that inquisitiveness primarily results in positive outcomes, but that it can also result in discomfort and agony. In The Matrix, curiosity is shown through the characters’ actions, as they question their existence and the world which they thought was ‘reality.’ Firstly, since the birth of humanity, discovering our existence...
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Reflection Paper Josiah Hansen Kroski Philosophy 110 In the Matrix series there seems is quite a bit of philosophy. It has principles like Plato’s cave, Socrates’ “know thyself” and of course free will and fate. In the matrix your mind is being entertained or kept busy to be blinded from the real world. This keeps you from waking up and “freeing your mind.” In one particular part Neo is offered 2 pills by Morpheus. This tends to imply that Neo always has a choice. He asked the question...
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Gauss-Jordan Matrix Elimination -This method can be used to solve systems of linear equations involving two or more variables. However, the system must be changed to an augmented matrix. -This method can also be used to find the inverse of a 2x2 matrix or larger matrices, 3x3, 4x4 etc. Note: The matrix must be a square matrix in order to find its inverse. An Augmented Matrix is used to solve a system of linear equations. a1 x + b1 y + c1 z = d1 a 2 x + b2 y + c 2 z = d 2 a3 x + b3 y + c3 z = d 3 ...
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Intertextuality in The Matrix In the movie The Matrix written and directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski, it relates to the different ideas that different philosophers have written. The three philosophers The Matrix focused on are Lewis Carroll with Alice and Wonderland, and philosopher Rene Descartes with Mediation on First Philosophy. The last philosopher Plato with Allegory of The Cave. The intertextually between the three of these philosophers helps us to understand The Matrix and how Neo tells the...
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I am doing my analysis paper on the movie, “The Matrix.” I chose the movie the matrix because I want to talk about all the different types of sounds. . I’m first going to be talking about the ambience sounds they used. Then I’m going to be talking about how they used the music, and finally about the sound effects they used in the movie. and types of sounds they used, like the ambience, music, and the sound effects . The matrix is about how computer’s control the universe in the future. Which they...
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nowhere, but it is not where our bodies live. (Barlow, 1996) <br> <br>You've been living in a dream world Neo. This, is the world, as it exists today: Welcome to the desert of the real. (Morpheus to Neo in The Matrix) <br> <br>From Plato's "Charmides" to the Wachowski brothers' "The Matrix" (1999), there is a tradition of writing in Western literature, which thinks about and imagines the city as either a utopia or a dystopia, or both. I believe that what such imagining allows us is to do is locate...
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The Matrix The matrix will forever hold a place as one of my favorite childhood movies as the action and computer generated imagery back in 99’…were ahead of its time. Today, I’m twenty years old, in college and assigned to re-watch this bad-ass movie and utilize my mature adult intelligence to “critically” think about the socially constructed reality at a college level. Therefore, I shall proceed to say that after watching the Matrix, the movie pertains to the socially constructed reality as a...
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Analysis Paper: The Matrix The Matrix is a science fiction film produced in the 1999’s by the Wachowski Brothers that revolves around the idea reality is not what it seems to be. The movie is essentially about machines that have enslaved the human population, using people for means of bioenergy; that being body heat and electrical activity. The main protagonist is the character of Neo, a computer programmer, who finds himself continuously concerned about the idea that his world isn’t all he thinks...
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Skepticism and The Matrix What is skepticism? Skepticism to me is not knowing or being able to trust anything. However, that was my original opinion, now going through and from what I’ve learned and read, I believe that skepticism is a doubting of claims in which are set forth in various areas, along with what I mentioned above. Having knowledge of an outside world is basically believing that waking life is but a dream, and there is something beyond what we are experiencing now, that there is a...
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Plato, Descartes, and The Matrix Compared and Contrasted and Other Various Contemplations Regarding Reality Liza Cheek Liberty University Plato, Descartes, and The Matrix Compared and Contrasted and Other Various Contemplations Regarding Reality The Matrix movie had many similarities with the readings from Plato and Descartes. All three discussed the scenario in which reality was discovered to be a non-reality. Specifically, in The Matrix, reality that was experienced by multitudes...
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letters from the public; this proves that Brutus is very naive. Both Antigone and Brutus’ decisions are influenced by not only their character traits and motivations, but the frequent appearance of fate and freewill. In Andy and Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix, main character Neo is at a constant battle with fate and freewill. Given the choice between the truth and his perceived reality, Neo takes control of his own destiny and selects the truth in the form of a red pill. However, he is exposed to a world...
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The Matrix is a highly action-packed, exciting movie. It is primarily shown to be a dystopia through its use of setting and characters. The trailer is our main focus. We start by looking at setting. Reality is an illusion. This is the main conflict that Neo (the main protagonist) has throughout the movie. Otherwise known as the plot. One of the key elements of a dystopia is the main characters idea of a controlling society. He is seen in a club, in which people can be seen smoking, taking drugs...
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The Matrix, The Cave And Meditations PHIL 201 John L. Hill II Liberty University John Hill Professor Allyn Kyes Philosophy 201 October 18, 2012 The Matrix, The Cave And Meditations Thesis: There are many similarities in the Matrix ( Wachowski, Andy, and Lana Wachowski 1999 ), The Allegory of the Cave ( Plato ) and Meditation I of The Things of Which We May Doubt ( Decartes, 1641 ). It appears as you take a close look at the Matrix that it is a retelling of “The...
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Composition I 3 October 2012 The Matrix and the Allegory of the Cave What if one were living through life completely bound and facing a reality that doesn't even exist? The prisoners in Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" are blind from true reality as well as the people in the movie The Matrix. They are given false images and they accept what their senses are telling them. They believe what they are experiencing is not all that really exists. Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher wrote "The Allegory...
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Matrix and Plato’s Republic Plato is known to be one of the greatest philosophers of his time, and even still considered to be one of the greatest of today. Many of his works have been used to analyze and answer important philosophical questions and are even used today as the basis of different stories and movies. One example of the use of Plato’s philosophy is the movie The Matrix directed by the Wachowski brothers. The Matrix is a reenactment of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave with...
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Allegory of the Cave and seminal science-fiction film The Matrix at first glance seem to have nothing in common. The first is written and set in the ancient times, revolving around Socrates telling his follower Glaucon about chained prisoners in a primitive cave watching shadow puppets lighted by a fire burning at the cave’s opening. The latter is a futuristic story set in a world controlled by artificial-intelligent computers that created the Matrix, a virtual world programmed for the humans to live in...
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money to create a string of equally bad sequels and knockoffs. The Matrix, (written and directed by the wachowski Brothers) is one such movie. It perfectly melds together underlying symbolism, special effects, and Visual style to create one of the greatest science fiction films of all time. The Matrix contains many instances of symbolism that range from religious to philosophical. Gnosticism is the main religious influence in the matrix; (Gnosticism as an "offshoot" of Christianity, in which knowledge...
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illusion that veils our eyes from the reality? Who’s to say what’s real, and what isn’t? There are two very different, yet eerily the same stories that expand on the ideas of reality, and the truth that is found within it. One, a modern movie, called The Matrix, where a man learns that his race is being controlled by a robotic race. The human race lives in a simulated world, where they are ignorant of the world that lies outside their imprisoned minds. The other a classical essay written by Plato, called...
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Kevin Dang 11/19/08 Professor Gourko The Matrix Analysis Universal In 1999, the Wachowski brothers released the first movie in their epic trilogy and box office sales went through the roof. Filled with unbelievable special effects and kung fu, the first film of The Matrix trilogy was a must see for anyone and everyone around the country and the world. It isn't just explosions and fighting that made this film special, the plot is one that leaves the viewer endlessly pondering about the film...
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Skepticism and the Matrix March 21, 2012 1197 Words Reality is something that has been debated among philosophers for centuries. Rene Descartes is one of these philosophers who has come up with a unique way of understanding reality. Descartes in Meditations on First Philosophy argues his method of doubt about the idea of skepticism and this is reflected in the Matrix when Neo chooses the red pill over the blue pill and his entire experience that followed. In The Matrix, Neo is given...
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The Bible vs. The Matrix The Matrix is a current movie and the Bible is a piece of inspired literature that has withstood scrutiny throughout the ages. The Matrix has many biblical themes and it parallels the Bible in numerous ways. Let me briefly explain a simplified plot of The Matrix. The story centers around a computer-generated world that has been created to hide the truth from humans. In this world people are kept in slavery without their knowledge. This world is designed to simulate the...
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The widely popular science fiction movie, “The Matrix,” directed by the Wachowski brothers deals with a false reality. In this, people are kept in shells as energy sources and plugged into a computer simulation of a world that they believe is real and concrete. The premise is that artificially intelligent machines surpassed the intellect of humans and have risen up against them. Cut off from the sun, their source of energy, they turn to humans as the ultimate renewable source of energy. The story...
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The Mirror Stage and the Matrix The mirror stage is a concept of Psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan. Lacan’sprimary focus on spectator identification became the central reference point for the emergence of psycoantalitic theory that can be easily applied to cinema films. The mirror stage occurs during the age of infants whom are between the ages of six and eighteen months of age. When a toddler begins to gaze into a mirror there perception of themselves becomes misrecognized. This happens...
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structure with a strong geographic/product matrix. Frits Philips, the CEO during this period, decided to divide market by market and product by product in order to find the best efficiency. A top management was established with an important link between headquarter in Eindhoven and the subsidiaries across the globe. The main advantage of this kind of organization is to have a clear direction of all the units present in your catalog. According to Oscar Guzman, matrix structures have a positive impact for...
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