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The Matrix trilogy maintains to separate evaluations greatly, polarising the downright dismissive and the wildly enthusiastic. however, it's been totally embraced as a wealthy resource of theoretical and cultural references. The contributions during this quantity probe the consequences the Matrix trilogy maintains to impress and review how or to what volume they coincide with yes advancements inside of serious and cultural concept. Is the enthusiastic philosophising and theorising spurned by way of the Matrix an indication of the determined country idea is in, within the feel of "see how low concept (or ‘post-theory’) has sunk"? Or may perhaps the Matrix be one of many "master texts" for anything like a renewal for thought as now being in most cases occupied with new and altering kin among technological know-how, know-how, posthumanist tradition, artwork, politics, ethics and the media? the current quantity is unashamedly yet no longer dogmatically theoretical although there isn't a lot contract approximately what sort of idea is most fitted to confront "post-theoretical" instances. however it is perhaps reasonable to assert that there's contract approximately something, particularly that if conception seems to be "like" the Matrix this present day it does so as the tradition round it and which "made" it itself looks captured in a few form of Matrix. the single approach out of this is often via extra and renewed, refreshed theorising, now not much less.
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32 Jon Stratton this stage in Baudrillard’s precession, and to sustain it, such as (and perhaps most importantly), capitalism, have been erased. Instead, the apparently unmotivated human quest to develop Artificial Intelligence has led to intelligent machines and they, in their need for survival after their war with humanity, to produce the Matrix – which we can identify as the Wachowskis version of Baudrillard’s order of simulation. In this way, the Wachowskis actually produce a trilogy that reinforces the very simulatory order that Baudrillard argues we are now living within.