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The green tint is suggestive of the early monochrome cathode monitors, a piece of imagery associated with early computing: The Wachowski's wanted to create a mood palette, so they could cross cut between the Matrix and the Real world and an audience could immediately identify where the action was occuring through the use of such a colour scheme.


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If you think our brain as just a CPU, and memory storage, you'd think of yourself as your memories + your thinking capacity. When you hack into the Matrix, you connect a jack to your head, and you basically send yourself inside the Matrix, where you are represented by an avatar of how you think you should look (without plugs, grown hair, etc), where yourself ...


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The main explanation I've seen, and that seems to be pretty official, was that the plug thing Neo has in the back of his head worked as a wireless device. Well, as you will read below, this isn't actually specified like this, but since the source speaks of the "brain becoming a wireless connection", it seems the safest thing to assume. In any case, no ...


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Kind of threefold: The EMPs were only large enough to be used defensively, to use last ditch to protect the crew of a ship, and after using it the ship would be useless. Getting an EMP of any size to the machine city undetected would be nearly impossible. It's pretty well-established that shutting off the Matrix with humans inside would kill the humans, so ...


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There are multiple possible explanations for this. If you're prepared to accept Zion as the "real world", then I think you have to assume that the hardware that all the matrix born humans have implanted in them is able to be infected by software. Smith, using new found abilities since being himself infected (and then killed) by Neo at the conclusion of ...


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I like the answer @JohnSmithOptional gave. Also, the directors have explained that they thought the color blue was too happy/cheerful, so they chose to make the sky within the Matrix green. The one time that bright blue is used is in the last half hour of the 3rd movie: a ship flies way up above the clouds, in the Real World, and there's a moment of ...


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Realistically EMP is not an absolute, meaning it doesn't always do what you think it does. It is true that electronics can be knocked out rather easily but only if they are 'naked' and do not have any shielding. It is pretty easy to shield against EMP, it's only a matter of want and money. Concrete will actually stop EMP's if it is thick enough, which is ...


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This is not the first matrix, it's the sixth one and Oracle helped Architect to build this one. From the failure of previous matrix, Oracle and Architect given the humans 'free will'. So Oracle always in support of free will for Humans. Her action sometimes cause imbalance in matrix but Architect is always there to control the effects. Like other agents and ...


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I don't think Neo couldn't carry his martial arts skills to the real world. It is true that he learned them inside the matrix and they were more programmed into his brain rather than learned the "traditional" way. But if there is one thing that is the same in both the real world and the matrix, it's Neo's brain, since that is how he's connected to and ...


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Did she already know by this point that things would somehow workout in favour of the humans, also in such a way that the machine world does not get destroyed as well? Probably not. But I'm sure she believed. This is what the final lines of the film were referring to: Seraph : Did you always know? The Oracle: Oh, no. No, I didn't. But I ...


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It's not the same attack. In the first movie, Neo enters Smith's code and basically decompiles him from the inside, which presumably destroys him (though we know enough of him survives to resurface with "upgrades" taken from Neo). In the third movie, Smith overwrites Neo's RSI, which, because Neo is hooked into the Matrix directly from the machine city ...


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The Matrix 2 & 3 were filmed together (or "back to back"). Prior to the filming of The matrix 2 & 3, this was a pretty uncommon practice but did occur. In recent years it has become much more commonplace when it is known there will be multiple movies. Release dates of movies filmed together have spanned anywhere from 3mo to 3yrs apart (although ...


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The Animatrix has both prequel stories, as well as concurrent stories to the Matrix. One of the stories even becomes explicitly canon when the protagonist of it becomes a minor but important character in Revolutions. The story itself takes place between The Matrix and Reloaded. There is no spoilers for Reloaded or Revolutions in any of the 9 short films.


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Smith would not have been able to do that in the first part. Neo was the One, who is living in the real world and begins to have much more control than anyone possible which also gives him superpowers in the Matrix (bullet slowdown, flying, incredible strength and speed). The critical event was that Neo plunged into Smith, rewired him and apparently ...


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No, a pretty much official explanation exists. And the question is not really "open". As I've stated in this answer, it's explained by the fact that when Neo comes into contact with the Source (i.e. when he meets the Architect), his brain becomes a wireless connection. After all, the real time in the Matrix franchise is set in a tech-wise advanced future, ...


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The Oracle's main function is to counterbalance the Architect. It was the Oracle and the Architect who built The Matrix, and the events in the trilogy are actually taking place in the third Matrix, as the first 2 failed. The Oracle stands for free will, whereas the Architect stands for order. As a result, I'd find it difficult to tie Turing's oracle into ...


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Agent Smith is the one. This is confirmed in the second movie when the architect tells Neo that Neo isn't special at all. I believe the oracle also mentions Neo not being the one at some point, but I don't remember where that happens. That's why Agent smith is able to piece together the knowledge required to steal a human body by essentially hacking the ...


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There were multiple Smiths that had assimilated on the other entities inside the matrix, both software and human. The primary difference in the end was that Neo was hardwired to the source and not jacked in from a regular pod or an illegal back door entry. When Smith assimilated on Neo, the machines get a hold of Smith's replication programming. This ...


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From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_(The_Matrix): Trinity made a return to the series in the official continuation, The Matrix Online. Taking on a major role in the game's final chapters it was revealed both she and Neo were actually the cumulation of decades of Machine research into translating human DNA perfectly into Machine code, allowing them ...


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I have an additional reason to add (though I agree that the primary one is due to the greenish tint of computer screens like VT100s). The physical city where they shot The Matrix, Sydney, is also known as the Land of Oz (Oz, short for Aussies, short for Australia) and much of the city uses green marble as a tribute to the Emerald City of Oz. This made much ...


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Neo was killing two birds with one stone by going to the Machine City. First, he needed to parley with Deus Ex Machina for peace. Secondly, he knew that by being directly connected to the mainframe, he could ensure that Smith would be destroyed no matter what. As it happened, Smith proved to be unbeatable, so Neo allowed Smith to absorb him, which directly ...


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In Matrix Trilogy, Oracle is kind of a dubious character. In first movie she is shown as a very knowledgeable woman whom few humans (like Morpheus) consults and believes in. Later she is revealed to a be program, residing in the core of the Matrix. She lacks the ability to see past her own choice, which explains that no one can see past their own choice they ...


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Machines. While seemingly an inconsequential detail we get a direct quote on this from Councillor Harmann when he discusses the machines keeping Zion alive with Neo: [Of] course. That's it. You hit it. That's control, isn't it? If we wanted we could smash them to bits. Although, if we did, we'd have to consider what would happen to our lights, our heat, ...


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It's the Oracle's (source: Matrix Wiki): After Smith and all of his clones were destroyed, the Oracle's body returned to the Matrix and reloaded into the puddle on the bottom of the crater where Neo and Smith confronted during their duel and all those who were assimilated by Smith returned back to their normal selves in the Matrix.


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File creation date. That would tell who was the copy and who was the original. DELETE Top 1 Agent from tblAgents Order by FileCreationDate ASC The above is pseudocode, but logically it's SQL that would be used to delete the main agent from a table of Agents. That assumes they don't have a Primary Key field, where they could just delete him by his number. ...


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Because after 2:02:00 @ Matrix Reloaded, Neo did not ever returned to the Real World, but instead went to a simulated replica of the real world. When Neo walked outside from the architect room, the architect had made the following changes[1] in "The Matrix" 1) While the architect was talking to Neo, he created a close replica of the "Real World"[2]. I ...


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