If we were in the matrix, would you want to be "set free?"

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  1. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    Hello,

    Just curious about how other's feel about this. If this were the matrix, would you want to be "set free?" Would you want to fight for humanity or would you give your physical body to machines who just used your energy but kept you fairly happy?
     
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    These usually go better when the OP participates.....

    I think id be happier in the matrix, for all purposes it is essentially real, all senses are enveloped and its basically the world as we know it.
     
  3. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    If I were in the Matrix, I would be set free, if only to have the power to destroy you and everything you hold dear.
     
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    No. I agree with Cypher in that an existence in the Matrix beats a miserable one outside it.
     
  6. PcBgone macrumors 6502

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    Wake me up. Let me fight the machines. Perceived happiness can never match true happiness and the ability to have free will.
     
  7. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I've got a pretty nice life right now...I'm not so sure I'd like to exchange it for a life of extreme danger and possible death each day even if it was 'realer'. :p
     
  8. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Agree.

    And also, I always wanted to be a battery. :)
     
  9. spaceboots06 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but your real body is sitting in a jelly all day...
     
  10. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Well at least my brain thinks I'm driving too fast, eating undercooked meat, drinking beer and fine wine, skydiving and appreciating the subtle comforts of female companionship. :)
     
  11. spaceboots06 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Woah, you have the life! Scratch my previous post, haha.
     
  12. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Wait... we AREN'T in the Matrix?? :confused:

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  13. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Unfortunately no one can be told what the Matrix is, you have to see it for yourself.
     
  14. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Doesn't matter....

    Because:
     
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    In the Matrix, I think I'm really awesome. In the real world, I'll know I'm not. :p


    Don't bother waking me up. Just close the door behind you and GTFO.
     
  16. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't seen the Matrix (I know, I know), but being in it sounds nice compared to "real life," so I think I'd probably want to stay in it.
     
  17. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    as long as everything is free and the babes are naked.. im there!
     
  18. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    And the steak is good. :p
     
  19. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    If I have to listen to Reeves drone on and on then no, I'll stay plugged in thanks.
     
  20. Queso macrumors G4

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    I'd want to wake up, but only so I can be uploaded with kung fu, helicopter pilot skills etc., then I'd come back in again and kick ass :)
     
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    I left once, but I soon came back. It was all a bit rubbish to be honest, although everything didn't taste of chicken which was a plus point.
     
  22. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Ignorance is bliss, so I would stay in the matrix.
     
  23. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    But what if they got the taste of chicken wrong? :p
     
  24. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    Don't forget to bring me along with you, darlin'. ;)
     

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