🔃 Reblog: The Matrix, Simulated Reality, and Derealization

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By now, I’m sure you have seen the 1999 blockbuster hit, The Matrix. If you somehow haven’t yet watched this film, chances are you’ve heard of it or seen it parodied. In the last twenty years The Matrix has been the origin of thousands of pop culture references, memes, many video games, and the inspiration for other stories, including the film’s two sequels and The Animatrix (which I highly recommend). If you have not seen it, and are not planning to watch it, I would still recommend you go and watch it before reading this. Until then, you have been warned: spoilers ahead.

This is not going to be a review of the movie itself. Enough people have already done that, and I am not (publicly) a film critic. Instead, I am going to use the concepts presented in it to attempt to explain derealization aspect of dissociation…

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