Similarly, the relationship between the Matrix and Descartes is the brain in a vat. In this vat, the wires are made in a way they are linked with the brain and given control by the external computer programmer power. In this case, everything the brain does such as thoughts, impulse responses and all the activities the brain can undertake, all these are controlled by the external linked power command (Descartes & Cress, 2006). A difference comes when Neo’s words are being given control by the computer while the idea of Descartes lies on the demonic evils. Descartes idea on the demonic evil draws peoples’ attention to have the belief on the Matrix itself was created basing the opinions of Descartes.
Also, there lies a link between Plato’s cave allegory and the Matrix as they both make a clear reference to unreality regarding the working of the senses in the body (Downing, 2011). To them, they try to get themselves out of the senses thinking they will gain clear and genuine ideas. This comes from the idea of the global skeptic under the systematic doubt. Cleary one can picture out that the prisoner in the allegory of the cave and Neo in the Matrix, both can escape from the leading forces which have been leading them since they were born. Neo starts to create a different perception towards things in life when he came to know in life was full of unreality. In the allegory of caves, true reality is pictured out clearly.
Both Plato and Descartes ask similar questions, but what creates a difference is the way of tackling these questions. The movie on the Matrix shows a society that has been taken over by the computers, out of the computer life they try to create reality. Both Plato and Descartes’ situations there is no way to come out of the false idea of perceiving things they all say nothing in this world whether it’s true or real.
In conclusion to Plato and Descartes’ ideas, it is pictured out that they all impose their knowledge of view on the world is not a reality but an imaginative aspect. They have turned to this conclusion by using several experimental tasks. For example, linking a computer to the human brain Plato and Descartes, despite them basing ideas on whether the life we are living is real or not real, they at some point have differences on their views.
Question 2: can we prove whether the world we are experiencing is real? How can we know we are not dreaming, living in a platonic cave, or trapped in some soft Matrix?
In the modern world today, it is hard to perceive and judge out whether it is a real world. This question acts on a dilemma situation but can be tackled well if one raises an issue on viewing the question on two perspectives. The two aspects are the human flesh view and the spiritual or the Biblical view. From the human flesh view, it is tough too and not testable to prove whether life is real or a complete imaginative situation. This is depicted out since the body can only use its eyes to see what it sees and tend to have it as real, and when the flesh has not seen something, it tends to rely on hearsay. The flesh rumor does not make on to have faith in what he or she hears and turns to be unreal. For example on the question whether monsters exist or not, this makes people remain in the world of unreality as the monsters being mentioned appears to be unreal.