Your mind makes it real. A look back at ‘The Matrix’
The 18-year wait is nearly over, and the fourth Matrix movie, The Matrix Resurrections, is almost here.
We take the question of whether we’re living in a simulation much more seriously than we did when The Matrix came out. We’re much more attuned to the allegory for the trans experience that The Matrix might well have been.
- River Donaghey - An associate editor at Vice, where he published the piece “Give Keanu Reeves Some Space, Everybody”
- David Sims - A staff writer at The Atlantic and the cohost of Blank Check with Griffin and David
- Emily VanDerWerff - The critic at large for Vox, where she published “How The Matrix universalized a trans experience — and helped me accept my own”
- Rizwan Virk - Executive director of Play Labs at M.I.T. and the author of The Simulation Hypothesis: An MIT Computer Scientist Shows Why AI, Quantum Physics, and Eastern Mystics All Agree We Are in a Video Game
Colin McEnroe, Cat Pastor, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired June 19, 2019.