sagen> yeah that's Smith dying, and that's the oracle in the mud
Angelsolovely> my roommate asked me this too. But I think you have to reallize that Bane was someone he knew (or at least had seen around before). He wouldn't Assume that it was Smith inside Bane's body. In fact, that would probably be the last thing he would think of. Even with all the Smith-like talk, it probably would be the last thing any body would expect when they are not jacked into the matrix. Just a thought
yeah, exactly...Even when you have spent as much time around Smith as Neo, your mind does not conceive of the possibility that Smith took over someone that is no longer jacked in...its too much...as Neo said "Its impossible"
Okay, I admit I'm totally obsessed with this matrix gobbly-gook. As a result I seek closure to unhook the obssession. To wit, I offer the following with the hope that comments destroying my conclusion or confirming them would be forthcoming.
Pity the "poor" machines for their now eternal quest for purpose to life; that is to say until another, yet to be determined entity evolves to something greater then them and surplants them as masters of the planet. In my matrix world there are no humans save for the power source pod people and all the onscreen "human" action is nothing more then virus/anti-virus failsafe encounters. And within the context of these encounters, the machines seek meaning and purpose through predictable as well as unpredictable human emotional responses. In essence then, the whole story is about evolution--the evolution of humans once being masters of the planet to now, machines being the masters. Give it up people, it's over for us. The machines rule. There are no real people hunkered down at the center of the earth and there is no escaping from the pods. We (humans) have been reduced to being nothing more then actors within the machines production to rid themselves of inevitable viruses that pop up from time-to-time threatning to corrupt their whole system. Hence, we to the machines are much like the dinosaures are to us--museum pieces with one significant exception--we are the machine's creators. Alas, in this context we will at least always be relevant much like the notion of God will always be relevant to us. The only difference being the questions that cannot be answered e.g. humans: who made God? and the machines: what is the purpose of life?
the anomaly isn't programmed into it, it is the remainder that is inherent in any equation...if you do calculus, or chemistry, or physics, there is always (unless you take string theory) somekindof flaw in the equation, so there is a error...Neo is the error. The machines use this error to their best, they make the "saviour of mankind" and "instrument of the machines"...
He didn't recognize him because his coding changed. He was no longer an agent of the system, he was a viral exile.
__________________ "The MTV Movie Awards are a systemic anomaly inherent to the programming of the Matrix. Although the transport process has altered your consciousness, you irrevocably remain human. Ergo, concordantly, vis-a-vis... You know what? I have no idea what the hell I'm saying. I just thought it would make me sound cool."
-The Architect AKA Larry
...calculus, or chemistry, or physics, has nothing to do with it. Didn´t you know that computers are run by machine code. Computers don´t have errors, its either right or wrong 1 or 0 ,the only errors are those which appear in the programming, ask Bill Gates, Microsoft collect these errors and puts them into something called "WINDOWS". The matrix was probably programmed by his engineers when you consider how illogical it is, more holes than swiss cheese.
Neo cannot be the error because he´s not machine code but HUMAN and therefore unpredictable.
Okayyyy... I'm sticking this again, so people can post their questions here...
Bicnarok>Actually, mathematics has a lot do with “this”. And computers DO indeed have errors (Ever seen “Blue Screen of Death”?). A computer without software isn’t really that much fun. They have a certain memory-capacity. Us humans can work with the concept of infinity, and this is used I many sciences. It IS true that there isn’t flaws in the equations used by chemistry or physics all the time. But there are estimates and equations that cannot be solved.
Let’s say I take the fraction 1/x and then let x go towards 0, and ask, what’ll happen with the fraction. A computer will give me an error message. I can write that 1/x -> infinity when x -> 0.
In the case of the Matrix, that Architect had to make an unequal equation (mathematical nonsense) for the program to work.
And the anomaly that Neo picked up IS a program.
__________________ "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."
"That includes ruining Halloween because someone swallowed a Bible."
"I just thought you were a guy."
"... Most guys do."
Is there any connection between how Neo defeated Smith in 01 and in 03. If there is why didn't Neo die in the first one, or why didn't Smith die in the first one. Maybe Smith didn't die because he was still an Agent and not yet a Virus, but that still doesn't explain why Neo didn't die. Unless it does and Neo didn't die because Smith was not yet his opposite therefore they didn't negate each other. That is to say Neo is even dead in the third.
This is just something I have to get off my chest.If I was Trinity I would be pissed at how I died. Her obituary would read: Trinity T. Anderson died on an unknown date. She was an awsome freed mind and defeated many a villian. She is survived by Neo, her lover, and Morpheus, a mentor, two of the greatest warroirs of the Machine war. In the middle of fighting the Great Revultion she died in...a ...car ... accident. A FLIPPIN CAR ACCIDENT!!!!! I think she got ripped off big time.
Any way, if anyone can expand on my thoughts I'd be greatful.
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