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Why do people wear sunglasses in The Matrix?

For the rebels, it's same reason they wear long trench coats and mostly black clothes. It's a stylistic choice, that both sells the rebels image, that they fly against convention, and the cyber punk ...
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Why is "The Matrix" called by that name?

Matrix is a sci-fi virtual-reality/cyberspace term. Originally, matrix meant a womb, echoing the womb-like pods Neo and the others are kept in. The science fiction meaning, however, is more recent, ...
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Why do people wear sunglasses in The Matrix?

The sunglasses for the main characters were designed by Richard Walker from Blinde Design. In this article in the Chicago Tribune Kevin Jones (curator of the museum at the Fashion Institute of Design ...
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Why did the humans never use EMP bombs to kill the machines in The Matrix?

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 ...
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Why the confusion between Jujitsu and Kung Fu?

You do remember when Morpheus comes to ask Tank: Morpheus: How is he? Tank: 10 hours straight Please watch this scene here at At 1:03. So, there was a 10 ...
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What is the meaning of "There is no spoon"?

It connects to the way they can bend reality and physics. There is no spoon, means literally the spoon is a virtual object, but even more important is, when the boy goes on to say: Spoon boy: Do not ...
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Why do people wear sunglasses in The Matrix?

In the related video game Enter The Matrix, it is implied that the sunglasses worn while in the Matrix are actually a heads-up display. You see a typed message from Sparx appearing character by ...
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What program is Neo using?

Based on the first words we can read during this scene, Neo is searching online papers for Morpheus. The first time we get a good look at the computer screen, we can read 'Searching...' as part of ...
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Why the confusion between Jujitsu and Kung Fu?

First - watch the video that Sudip Biswas linked to. Starting at the 47 second mark it's showing various martial arts being downloaded into Neo. In rapid sucession we see ju jitsu, kempo, Tae kwon do, ...
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Why is "The Matrix" called by that name?

One of the definitions in the Merriam-Webster for Matrix is something within or from which something else originates, develops, or takes form. from Vocabulary.com an enclosure within which ...
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What does Cypher mean when he says Neo is "gonna pop"?

No, it simply means that he's going to be sick and/or pass out from the shock of what he has learned. As Jeff Bowman points out in the comments, it also subtly makes it clear to the audience that ...
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Why did the humans never use EMP bombs to kill the machines in The Matrix?

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 ...
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What was Agent Smith in "The Matrix" referring to while torturing Morpheus?

Context Smith is being quite on the nose about what he means. This isn't some indirect allegory about religion, race or specific historic events, as you're suggesting with your question. Smith is ...
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Is Neo living in two worlds inside the Matrix?

Neo: You ever have that feeling where you're not sure if you're awake or still dreaming? This line is specifically pointing out that Neo doesn't fit in the Matrix. He's one of the one percent (no pun ...
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Is the blind man a previous version of Morpheus?

It's interesting to speculate about who he is, but I suspect there isn't any satisfying canonical answer (TLDR: I don't think he is a previous version of Morpheus). I'll approach this by first ...
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What does Cypher mean when he says Neo is "gonna pop"?

Its slightly more than just he's going to puke. Neo just went through a profound, shocking and for him completely unfathomable situation he can barely process whats going on, his mind, as the kids ...
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Switch in *The Matrix* - Two Actors?

It only took 5 years and 6 months for a source to surface. Lilly Wachowski (formerly known as Andy Wachowski) says, indeed, Switch was supposed to have different genders in the Matrix and Real World ...
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What did the red and blue pills physically do in the Matrix?

"You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes....
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How does Animatrix fit into the Matrix movies world?

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 ...
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Why do people wear sunglasses in The Matrix?

Lots of interesting answers, including the bullet points from the research you have already done. I like almost all of them. However I didn't see one that clearly gives the in-movie explanation. All ...
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Is "The Architect" in The Matrix actually a program?

Yes, The Architect Is A Program From its article on the Matrix Wikia: The Architect is a highly specialized, humorless program of the Machine world as well as the creator of the Matrix. As the ...
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What program is Neo using?

The matrix script simply describes it as a search engine. The DARKNESS CRACKLES with phosphorescent energy, the word "searching" blazing in around us as we EMERGE FROM a computer screen. ...
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Will I miss anything by not watching The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions?

Yes. You will miss a whole lot of things: You will miss the whole purpose and rationale behind Resurrection. You will miss history about recurring characters and what happened to other characters. ...
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How do machines know the exact location of Zion?

The machines, especially the Architect program, already knew the location of Zion during the events of the movies. The only reason Zion was allowed to exist because it served a purpose for Matrix. ...
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Who is the "One" in The Matrix?

He's never named, but since he is an intentional feature of the Matrix introduced by the machines it almost doesn't matter. The quote is from Morpheus, who along with the rest of the human race has ...
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What happens with people who die in the Matrix?

The Matrix is a closed system over which the Architect has near-total control. Logically speaking, normal ("blue pill") people don't need to die inside The Matrix until it's time for them to ...
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Are all of unplugged people hackers?

No. There are many people who aren't hackers. Prime example comes from Animatrix stories "Kid's Story" where the character Kid, a normal teenage student, actually comes into the real movies, and "...
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Is Neo living in two worlds inside the Matrix?

No. Most clever outlaws have two lives. One is the "normal" life where you go to work and you kiss your wife and you pay all your taxes on time. An example of a "normal" life is Mister Brooks when ...
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Why the greenish tint in the Matrix trilogy?

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 ...
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