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This video actually gets The Matrix slightly wrong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkMU1mKdwPI

Neo and Smith are the opposite sides of the same unbalanced equation. What the Machines are trying to do in The Matrix is to create a equation that is equal on both sides: X = Y

Making sure that X = Y is The Architect's purpose (remember that while he might be sentient, he does have a directive). The Architect's job is impossible due to an unforseen and incalculable variable: free will. Free will upsets the balance and: X != Y

The Architect, following his directive, inserts a variable to compensate and we get: X + Neo = Y

However, Neo himself has free will and continues to grow in power - once again upsetting the balance. The Architect does his job and inserts the opposite: X + Neo = Y + Smith. Put another way: Neo - Smith = Y - X

This shows us that Neo and Smith are the opposite variables in a balanced equation (which The Architect explains in serious detail if you can make heads and tails of it all). "Neo wasn't in the first version of The Matrix," you say - no, his

There were multiple versions of Neo, each of which had a version of Smith. All of which, up until the most recent Neo, were removed from the equation by The Architect (as was the Neos' choice) which removed all the Smiths from the equation too. Keep in mind that in the specific Matrix that we saw, Neo chose not to be eliminated in this fashion (and was the first to do so).

In essence: Neo and Smith are opposing forces, somewhat the same thing, somewhat

This is the ghost in the machine of the Matrix: it was programmed to seek a balanced equation. Every time The Architect attempts to balance the equation he must add an opposite, creating these dichotomies. The Architect even created his own counter-balancing variable: The Oracle - throughout the movies she continuously upset the balance of The Matrix.

Neo and Smith are the opposite sides of the same unbalanced equation. What the Machines are trying to do in The Matrix is to create a equation that is equal on both sides: X = Y

Making sure that X = Y is The Architect's purpose (remember that while he might be sentient, he does have a directive). The Architect's job is impossible due to an unforseen and incalculable variable: free will. Free will upsets the balance and: X != Y

The Architect, following his directive, inserts a variable to compensate and we get: X + Neo = Y

However, Neo himself has free will and continues to grow in power - once again upsetting the balance. The Architect does his job and inserts the opposite: X + Neo = Y + Smith. Put another way: Neo - Smith = Y - X

This shows us that Neo and Smith are the opposite variables in a balanced equation (which The Architect explains in serious detail if you can make heads and tails of it all). "Neo wasn't in the first version of The Matrix," you say - no, his

**variable**was and The Architect balanced him in the same way (remember machines don't care about people, they care about variables). This is why Neo fights literally to the death because he realizes that**in order to remove Smith from the equation, he must also be removed from the equation.**His (and thusly Smiths') death restores the original balance in the equation and once again it's as simple as X = Y. Free will eventually upsets it again, and, repeat 6 times over up until the movies.There were multiple versions of Neo, each of which had a version of Smith. All of which, up until the most recent Neo, were removed from the equation by The Architect (as was the Neos' choice) which removed all the Smiths from the equation too. Keep in mind that in the specific Matrix that we saw, Neo chose not to be eliminated in this fashion (and was the first to do so).

In essence: Neo and Smith are opposing forces, somewhat the same thing, somewhat

**both**The One (although Smith could be called The Negative One).This is the ghost in the machine of the Matrix: it was programmed to seek a balanced equation. Every time The Architect attempts to balance the equation he must add an opposite, creating these dichotomies. The Architect even created his own counter-balancing variable: The Oracle - throughout the movies she continuously upset the balance of The Matrix.

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Jonathan Dickinson commented on a video on YouTube.

The numbers -1, 1/2 and 1 are simply relations to eachother. Math is nothing more than a concept invented by us to quantify those relations, or rather a concept invented by us that can be used to quantify those relations.

We naturally arrived at this model because multiple things could exist at the same time (e.g. there are 2 sheep), but at the time the universe didn't "care" that there were 2 sheep. In the same way statistics came about - and so happened to be a good way to describe quantum mechanics.

Ultimately our failure to unite relatively ("algebra") and quantum mechanics ("statistics") demonstrates that the universe is not mathematical (as we have defined it): the universe likely does have a language but it is not a form of mathematics that we understand yet.

In addition the voice-over used English to describe the universe, "a sheep", "electrons", etc. English (or any spoken language) can describe the universe in ways that mathematics cannot. We can verbally conceptualize the universe with eachother but these concepts are hard (or impossible) to describe in mathematics. English is as-good a descriptor of the universe as mathematics is. It cannot quantify or predict accurate outcomes - as that is the realm of math, however math cannot poetically depict a beautiful waterfall (which is as much a part of the universe as the Higgs Field is). Newton's Theory of Gravity came from "the apple falls from the tree" after all.

It doesn't mean that the universe is intrinsically mathematical - it just means that one of our models happens to fit the universe's two differing behaviours better than our other models; it does not mean we have the perfect model (or language).

We naturally arrived at this model because multiple things could exist at the same time (e.g. there are 2 sheep), but at the time the universe didn't "care" that there were 2 sheep. In the same way statistics came about - and so happened to be a good way to describe quantum mechanics.

Ultimately our failure to unite relatively ("algebra") and quantum mechanics ("statistics") demonstrates that the universe is not mathematical (as we have defined it): the universe likely does have a language but it is not a form of mathematics that we understand yet.

In addition the voice-over used English to describe the universe, "a sheep", "electrons", etc. English (or any spoken language) can describe the universe in ways that mathematics cannot. We can verbally conceptualize the universe with eachother but these concepts are hard (or impossible) to describe in mathematics. English is as-good a descriptor of the universe as mathematics is. It cannot quantify or predict accurate outcomes - as that is the realm of math, however math cannot poetically depict a beautiful waterfall (which is as much a part of the universe as the Higgs Field is). Newton's Theory of Gravity came from "the apple falls from the tree" after all.

It doesn't mean that the universe is intrinsically mathematical - it just means that one of our models happens to fit the universe's two differing behaviours better than our other models; it does not mean we have the perfect model (or language).

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Jonathan Dickinson commented on a video on YouTube.

Don't forget that if you help all 3 they will also show up later on in the game to help you out (especially on the second starter island).

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Installing Visual Studio 2003, nostalgia incoming, good times. #visualstudio

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How can you ignore this.... 1+2+3+4-~~-~~= - 1/12

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I would much prefer individuals who choose to remove themselves from the gene pool; by driving like idiots, choose a different road to do so than the one I intend to use.

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**The Deadliest Game of them All**

This is how you make Pong a three player game...if this had existed imagine the Utopia we would be living in now....go ahead, imagine it...I'll wait here while you do.

#videogames #geek #pong #pacman

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**Code Refactoring**

LOL! if you have done code refactoring or code review, you will understand.

#Geeks #GeekHumor #Development #Programming #Refactoring

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Brilliant

I laughed! :-)

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