The Matrix can make you thinking

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Wow, while reading CORPORATE MOFO reloads THE MATRIX by Ken Mondschein I felt my flesh crawled when he shows how deep the ideas behind the Matrix movie can be. "cinematic ass-stomping" :) Worthwhile reading anyway. I knew it at the heart - the Matrix movie is just a postindustrial holy book evangelizing ancient ideas about the universe and insubstantial nature of the real world.

<silly-lyrical-digression>Before I became a programmer I was a guy mostly reading and trying to practice zen, gnostical apocryphs, Kastaneda, Gurdjieff and all that jazz. Prolonged rebel youth, hehe. Then being in a permanent deadlock I've modified myself into a techie, mostly reading and thinking about specs and practical life questions, that's who I am now. Actually I thought there is no way back and it was just a wacky wasted years, but now funny enough the Matrix movie makes me guessing it wasn't 180-degree turn and I'm still going my own way? Gurdjieff cannot be wrong after all:

"There do exist enquiring minds, which long for the truth of the heart, seek it, strive to solve the problems set by life, try to penetrate to the essence of things and phenomena and to penetrate into themselves. If a man reasons and thinks soundly, no matter which path he follows in solving these problems, he must inevitably arrive back at himself, and begin with the solution of the problem of what he is himself and what his place is in the world around him."

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