A trailer has been released for a new documentary film called A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX. The premise of the film is to tackle the mind-bending idea: are we living in a simulation? Is the world as we know it real? Are we living in the matrix? Or is everything that we are and know only a simulation?
The film features a speech from renowned science fiction author Philip K. Dick. Who authored 44 published novels and 121 short stories during his life.
The speech drives the film to dive deep into the rabbit holes of science and philosophy. The film also references The Matrix one of my favorite films of all time. The film interviews several people including the following experts: Nick Bostrom & Chris Ware on the topic.
A glitch in the matrix attempts to find out if simulation theory is not science fiction but a fact. What would the consequences be if we are only a video game that is being played by some unknow entity?
I fondly remember Morpheus saying the following in the matrix: “If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.”
I am still left thinking how do we know real is real?
What is reality?
Please watch the trailer below:
After watching the trailer, I was still left pondering about life in general. Who are we? Where do we come from and What are we doing here?
Let’s finish with some wise fords from Councillor Hamann from the matrix: ” That’s how it is with people. Nobody cares how it works as long as it works.”
Image credit: Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing
Written by: Ruan Van Zijl
Heya, I'm Ruan. I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. I'm currently busy finishing my degree in Business Informatics. I'm extremely interested in technology and technological advancements. I educate myself on topics that I am not familiar with. I love having conversations about the universe, who we are, what we are and why we are here.