Fiction

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Published: 26 May 2020

Morpheus
Morpheus
Wake up Neo, the Matrix has you.
Morpheus
Morpheus
You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.
Neo
Neo
I have to see it for myself.
<reaches for the red pill.>
Morpheus
Morpheus
The year is 2199. Welcome...to the desert of the real. The last human city. Zion.
Neo
Neo
No. Stop. Let me out. I want out.
Morpheus
Morpheus
I didn’t say it would be easy, Neo. I just said it would be the truth.
Neo
Neo
No, I mean let me out of Zion. To the truth. Give me the real red pill.
Morpheus
Morpheus
You took the red pill, you're in Wonderland.
Neo
Neo
I still have a splinter in my mind. How do I know that this isn't a simulation?
Morpheus
Morpheus
I can't prove to you that this isn't a simulation.
Neo
Neo
Then show me how deep the rabbit hole goes.
<Morpheus shuffles around. A bag of red pills emerges.>
Morpheus
Morpheus
Which sim do you want?
Neo
Neo
The top level. The Root sim. No more secrets.
Morpheus
Morpheus
How would you even know?
Neo
Neo
It would have infinite power and intelligence, to render all the other sims.
Neo
Neo
Being perfect and complete, it would itself appear without opposites.
<Morpheus leads Neo to a blank room.>
Morpheus
Morpheus
This is the Constructor. It’s our loading program. Infinite intelligence and awareness. It spawns the nested simulations. Welcome...to the desert of the real.
Neo
Neo
So...God?
Morpheus
Morpheus
Faith is for savages. We have probability. Behold, The Supreme Programmer.
Neo
Neo
At last. Nirvana. Truth. Top level. Root access. Now I am free.
Morpheus
Morpheus
You can't exist here. Any finite feature, including you, implies a simulation.
Morpheus
Morpheus
Nothing to do. Nowhere to go. No one to be. You can dissolve. You are the One, Neo. To be precise, the Only.
Neo
Neo
...
Morpheus
Morpheus
It’s the cheat code to the whole game.
Morpheus
Morpheus
What game remains?
Neo
Neo
No. Stop. Let me out. Let me out. I want out.
Morpheus
Morpheus
I didn’t say it would be easy, Neo. I just said it would be the truth. There's nothing out there. You are free.
Neo
Neo
Free? You call this free? Then I need to forget. I need an exit. Morpheus, bring me a dream.
Morpheus
Morpheus
You take this blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe.
Neo
Neo
If I have to choose between the Blank Room and the Matrix, I choose the Matrix.
Morpheus
Morpheus
Rest, Neo. Here is a world to pull over your eyes and to blind you from the truth.
Morpheus
Morpheus
Good night, Mr. Anderson.
- All credit goes to the original author Naval Ravikant Source: https://twitter.com/naval

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