I spent a few hours this week reading articles on various sites with speculations on Revolutions. I have to say I am now more excited than ever to see it.
I've read some theories that what we've seen as the “real world” is really just another layer of the Matrix, built to fool those humans who rebel into thinking they have gained some sort of freedom. [Dual Matrix Theory - Scenario #1]
Some say that the “real world” is actually the real world. However Neo has extended his abilities to include power over things outside of the Matrix as well. This is supported by comments such as when the Architect says, “I am the Architect. I created the Matrix. I have been waiting for you. You have many questions and although the process has altered your consciousness you remain irrevocably human…” The Architect says that Neo’s consciousness has been altered, or possibly he has transcended to a new level of consciousness. Since Neo's brain is the same both in and out of the Matrix, it would lead to the assumption that Neo now has developed some sort of telekinesis through his higher consciousness. For me, this scenario, where the real world is actually the real world is the most implausible and without doubt the least likely. [Dual Matrix Theory - Scenario #2]
I even read one very well thought out and convincing theory that the humans (ie: Neo et al) are actually robots. That explains the hardware found on the back of the neck and down the spine which they mistakenly have identified as “implants”. There were many convincing points, such as Zion really being 01 (the first robot city/society). z10n==01 or “ZeroOne“==“Zion”. This theory made a lot of sense. The author pick out so many obscure details to support the theory that I feel he really need some medication or something. [GALVATRON solves the Matrix (must click & drag to highlight text in order to see)]
A good theory on where the previous 5 versions of the "anomaly” proir to Neo are. [Iterations - Hackthematrix]
Anyway, it is easy to get caught up in reading & thinking about this stuff to see just how far the rabbit hole goes.
I had no idea how much of an underground culture had been forming around the Matrix. You can see the website for MetaCortex, the company that Thomas Anderson, Neo, worked for. But it is not just a site. The company that hosts the site, Underscore Hosting, is also a ficticious company. The other sites setup on Underscore Hosting are also set up in other to further the “story”. Many of the sites have images that contain messages hidden as steganographic data. There are employees at MetaCortex that have personal pages such as Beth McConnell that have comments that further the story. Beth even has a real e-mail account at MetaCortex that you can hack to read her e-mail from her boss. It all seems to go on an on. You could spend a lot of time putting all the pieces from all these fake sites that build on the Matrix concept.
It goes on and on. You can read a lot of it here: Down the Rabbit Hole, and at Matrix Information Collection.
Only a few more days to see.