The Matrix. Philosophy inside the code

11 February, 2022

It has been more than 20 years since the release of the first film of the classic trilogy "The Matrix". Now philosophers and scientists are seriously talking about simulation and the value of simulated objects. In this episode we are talking about the philosophy of the Matrix, why Morpheus is a dictator, and Smith is the embodiment of the power of non-existence.

Moderator - Anton Kuznetsov
Guest - philosopher Polina Khanova


00:00 - Introduction
01:20 - We remember how in the movie "The Matrix” Morpheus offered Neo to choose between a red and a white pill. Why should we think that we should prefer reality to simulation?
04:10 - The Matrix and the "Cave” Plato
07:01 - Matrix nesting theory
10:33 - What does it mean to live in a simulation?
15:20 - Morpheus as dictator
18:19 - Is Agent Smith a dark environmentalist? Smith 's Antinatalism
22:34 - The idea of dark ecology
24:55 - Why do cars need people? Why didn't they destroy the humans? 
27:15 - Smith as the pure power of nothingness
35:15 - Who is Neo? What is his chosen one?
43:05 - Competition
44:32 - Summary from Mary