**Mistique**

There are currently 2 points of view on this topic:

1. Architect: The first Matrix I designed was quite naturally perfect, it was a work of art - flawless, sublime. A triumph equalled only by its monumental failure. The inevitability of its doom is apparent to me now as a consequence of the imperfection inherent in every human being. Thus, I redesigned it based on your history to more accurately reflect the varying grotesqueries of your nature. However, I was again frustrated by failure. I have since come to understand that the answer eluded me because it required a lesser mind, or perhaps a mind less bound by the parameters of perfection. Thus the answer was stumbled upon by another - an intuitive program, initially created to investigate certain aspects of the human psyche.....blah blah blah

This gives us the view that there have only been 3 matrix 'versions' and within the 3rd version, we have had 7 'anomalys'. This would mean the black cat at the end of Revolutions was a sign that people could be freed, and therefore the Matrix was NOT reloaded.

2. The other theory is that every time a 'one' reaches the source, the matrix is reloaded, and that this time, the matrix was reloaded with a change, therefore bringing on the black cat.

Architect: The Matrix is older than you know. I prefer counting from the emergence of one integral anomaly to the emergence of the next, in which case this is the 6th version.

The architect's speech makes us think both ways, maybe if he hadn't 'counted from the emergence of one integral anomaly' then it might just make sense.

I don't really know much on the topic, so if I've said anything wrongly, sorry....

1. Architect: The first Matrix I designed was quite naturally perfect, it was a work of art - flawless, sublime. A triumph equalled only by its monumental failure. The inevitability of its doom is apparent to me now as a consequence of the imperfection inherent in every human being. Thus, I redesigned it based on your history to more accurately reflect the varying grotesqueries of your nature. However, I was again frustrated by failure. I have since come to understand that the answer eluded me because it required a lesser mind, or perhaps a mind less bound by the parameters of perfection. Thus the answer was stumbled upon by another - an intuitive program, initially created to investigate certain aspects of the human psyche.....blah blah blah

This gives us the view that there have only been 3 matrix 'versions' and within the 3rd version, we have had 7 'anomalys'. This would mean the black cat at the end of Revolutions was a sign that people could be freed, and therefore the Matrix was NOT reloaded.

2. The other theory is that every time a 'one' reaches the source, the matrix is reloaded, and that this time, the matrix was reloaded with a change, therefore bringing on the black cat.

Architect: The Matrix is older than you know. I prefer counting from the emergence of one integral anomaly to the emergence of the next, in which case this is the 6th version.

The architect's speech makes us think both ways, maybe if he hadn't 'counted from the emergence of one integral anomaly' then it might just make sense.

I don't really know much on the topic, so if I've said anything wrongly, sorry....