The 1999 movie The Matrix is of interest to many in the Computer Underground because it showed how a hacker learned from a group of rebels about his reality and his function in the war against those having control of his reality. Neo (played by actor Keanu Reeves) discovered that all life on Earth may be nothing more than a well-done and highly complex facade created by evil cyber intelligence to pacify earthly beings while their life essence is removed from them and used to fuel the Matrix’s campaign of taking over the world. The protagonist Neo joined fellow Rebel warriors Morpheus (played by actor Laurence Fishburne) and Trinity (played by Carrie Ann Moss) in their attempts to overthrow the Matrix.
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