Neo's purpose in the Matrix

Thursday, June 05, 2003

From the architect Neo hears that his “function is now to return to the source allowing a temporary dissemination of the code you carry reinserting the prime program”. He also says that Neo’s life is “the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent in the programming of the matrix”. Remember that the Architect also says that the “first matrix I designed was quite naturally perfect”. Neo does not fulfill his function (as per the architects definition of it). Why? Because, in Neo’s words, “the problem is choice”. Neo has choice and few others in the Matrix do. What are the AI programs like the Architect and Merovingian after? More control of the choices of others. How do they hope to get it? Through Neo.

Let me start with something the keymaker said. It was that 314 seconds the keymaker talked about between “when the connection is severed and the next one must first be made”. Since nothing in the matrix happens by chance, why the number 314. Then I thought about the Architects statement that Neo’s life was “the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent in the programming of the matrix”. Neo was “the eventuality of an anomaly, which despite my sincerest efforts I have been unable to eliminate from what is otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision”. 314 seconds. What about 3.14? 3.14 are the first three numbers of pi. The definition of pi follows.

pi (pronounced "pie") — This is a ratio obtained by dividing the circumference by the diameter (C/d), or circumference divided by 2 times the radius (C/2r). This ratio is always the same regardless the size of the circle. Although the true, complete number has never been found, an acceptable working approximation is 3.1415.

Hmmmmm the complete number has never been found. It cannot be found because it goes on forever. That is, Pi sounds like it meets the criteria for “an anomaly, which despite my sincerest efforts I have been unable to eliminate from what is otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision”.

So Neo is the sum of the remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent in the programming of the matrix. In other words the sum of all those numbers after 3.14

(Notice that the next number after the 3.14 is 1. Also notice that the keymaker says that the length and breath of the window is exactly 314 seconds. To speak in terms of length of time OK but breath of time? Breath would imply a second dimension….a circle perhaps? The keymaker is a very old program so he thinks that its exactly 314 because this is the figure originally used when the keymaker was programmed. But in the words of agent Smith “not exactly”)

So what is Neo’s function? I believe it is to gather information. Information from the other programs regarding their corruption from “choice”. Choice is bound up with the notion of the inexactness that is represented by pi. The problem for the Architect is all those never ending numbers after 3.14 Neo’s function is to gather this information regarding this never ending number and to return this information to the source (the mainframe) so that the machines can get more (mathematical) control of the numbers past 3.14. Remember the Architect says “The function of the One is now to return to the source allowing a temporary dissemination of the code you carry reinserting the prime program”.

The problem for the Architect is that Neo does not reinsert himself into the source. He abandons his function, for a purpose. The code he carry’s is the information he has gathered from the other programs about their choices. His purpose is keep it from the AI programs in the matrix who want to gain access to this information and achieve more control.

Notice how Trinity and Morpheus are no longer running from the agents as they were in the first movie. Why? I believe it is because Neo has the ability to transfer his “code” to others. Unfortunately agent smith has learned to do this as well, through his contact with Neo. Neo also gathers code on others choices and this is what the AI’ s are after. Remember that Neo’s life “is the sum of an unbalanced equation” So, as he has more experience he will contribute more code to the source. The code of course are those pesky and innumerable numbers past 3.14 that the Architect used as a rounded off approximation for pi in the first version of the matrix.

Let me start with something the keymaker said. It was that 314 seconds the keymaker talked about between “when the connection is severed and the next one must first be made”. Since nothing in the matrix happens by chance, why the number 314. Then I thought about the Architects statement that Neo’s life was “the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent in the programming of the matrix”. Neo was “the eventuality of an anomaly, which despite my sincerest efforts I have been unable to eliminate from what is otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision”. 314 seconds. What about 3.14? 3.14 are the first three numbers of pi. The definition of pi follows.

pi (pronounced "pie") — This is a ratio obtained by dividing the circumference by the diameter (C/d), or circumference divided by 2 times the radius (C/2r). This ratio is always the same regardless the size of the circle. Although the true, complete number has never been found, an acceptable working approximation is 3.1415.

Hmmmmm the complete number has never been found. It cannot be found because it goes on forever. That is, Pi sounds like it meets the criteria for “an anomaly, which despite my sincerest efforts I have been unable to eliminate from what is otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision”.

So Neo is the sum of the remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent in the programming of the matrix. In other words the sum of all those numbers after 3.14

(Notice that the next number after the 3.14 is 1. Also notice that the keymaker says that the length and breath of the window is exactly 314 seconds. To speak in terms of length of time OK but breath of time? Breath would imply a second dimension….a circle perhaps? The keymaker is a very old program so he thinks that its exactly 314 because this is the figure originally used when the keymaker was programmed. But in the words of agent Smith “not exactly”)

So what is Neo’s function? I believe it is to gather information. Information from the other programs regarding their corruption from “choice”. Choice is bound up with the notion of the inexactness that is represented by pi. The problem for the Architect is all those never ending numbers after 3.14 Neo’s function is to gather this information regarding this never ending number and to return this information to the source (the mainframe) so that the machines can get more (mathematical) control of the numbers past 3.14. Remember the Architect says “The function of the One is now to return to the source allowing a temporary dissemination of the code you carry reinserting the prime program”.

The problem for the Architect is that Neo does not reinsert himself into the source. He abandons his function, for a purpose. The code he carry’s is the information he has gathered from the other programs about their choices. His purpose is keep it from the AI programs in the matrix who want to gain access to this information and achieve more control.

Notice how Trinity and Morpheus are no longer running from the agents as they were in the first movie. Why? I believe it is because Neo has the ability to transfer his “code” to others. Unfortunately agent smith has learned to do this as well, through his contact with Neo. Neo also gathers code on others choices and this is what the AI’ s are after. Remember that Neo’s life “is the sum of an unbalanced equation” So, as he has more experience he will contribute more code to the source. The code of course are those pesky and innumerable numbers past 3.14 that the Architect used as a rounded off approximation for pi in the first version of the matrix.

Wednesday, June 04, 2003

I got to thinking about how those in the matrix exchange code. The oracles “bodyguard” says something to the effect that you do not know someone till you fight them. When Neo fights the agents near the start of the second film he says “upgrades” because he was not able to anticipate one of their moves. .:. I assume that by fighting there is code exchanged.

Code seems to be exchanged in more obvious ways such as the piece of cake given to the blond by Merovingian. In more subtle ways also in the first movie the Oracle offers Neo a “cookie” and says you will feel “right as rain” when he has finished it. Come on, a cookie! How much more obvious can you get for exchanging code? (This just recently struck me). Still another reference is the red pill or the blue pill choice. These physical exchanges are, I believe, exchanges of code within the matrix .

Code seems to be exchanged in more obvious ways such as the piece of cake given to the blond by Merovingian. In more subtle ways also in the first movie the Oracle offers Neo a “cookie” and says you will feel “right as rain” when he has finished it. Come on, a cookie! How much more obvious can you get for exchanging code? (This just recently struck me). Still another reference is the red pill or the blue pill choice. These physical exchanges are, I believe, exchanges of code within the matrix .

These are some thoughts that help to explain Noe's purpose in the recent movie Matrix reloaded. I hope it helps others to more fully understand the movie and feed back information to me which will do the same.

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