The Allegory of the Matrix
Writing an essay.
Essay 1: The Allegory of the Matrix
In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave we are introduced to a form of humanity shackled in chains, in a form of perceptual bondage.
In The Matrix by the Wachowski sisters we are introduced to a dark future where humanity is imprisoned physically and perceptually by a form of manipulative Artificial Intelligence.
And in our daily lives we also experience a limiting of our social perspective regarding Covid-19.
If Neo could rescue humanity from Plato’s cave, what would that rescue look like today in a world where people are constantly battling the influence of misinformation while trying to stay safe?
Are there any modern figures in reality that have acted as a Neo/Morpheus or a Plato, in the current age of coronavirus, liberating humanity from their incorrect thinking? If we listen to these modern truth-tellers, how will our lives be made better?
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