The Matrix – A movie series way ahead of its time

Matrix is coming back on the screen after almost 20 years. Boy, time flies I must say.

The Matrix is basically a computer software where humans and machines coexist. In the near future, machines have taken over the planet and humans have sought refuge in the center of the planet. We see the marvels of artificial intelligence today but this was prophesied in the movie back in 1999. They live in a constant fear of being killed. The Matrix therefore is an interface that eliminates the grim reality of the existence. It serves as a gateway to escape from the reality in essence. Today when we hear about the most ambitious project by Facebook named “Metaverse”, it is just a form of Matrix if you think about it.

Lacan’s elusive object petit a

Have you ever wondered why we keep chasing happiness and still never find it permanently? Why do our desires never cease and why do we keep running after material possessions? 

French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan had an interesting and mind-bending analysis on this subject.

Let us first understand the key terminology that the theory encapsulates.