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When is 'The Matrix'?

Posted 5 Nov 2003 at 20:58 UTC by steve Share This

We all know the answer to the question, "What is the Matrix?" but with the release of Matrix Revolutions, some people are speculating on the question "When is the Matrix?". Using dates found or hinted at in all three movies and the Animatrix short films, a complete timeline has been pieced together. From the first humanoid robots sometime after 2010, to their revolt and eventual victory over the armies of man in 2098, the timeline tells the whole story of AI and robots vs man.


But I thought..., posted 5 Nov 2003 at 22:51 UTC by earlwb » (Master)

I thought the first Matrix movie had occured at about year 2498 or so. It seems a little too close at 2100-2200 for these events to have ocurred. But maybe I wasn't listening too well all those times I watched the first movie. I'll have to watch it again to see what Morpheus was saying to Neo when he was showing the contruct.

Matrix timing, posted 6 Nov 2003 at 07:27 UTC by motters » (Master)

Judging by the costumes, imagary and storyline I would guess that the matrix is somewhere around 1986. Take the attention to visual detail of 2001, the panoptican matrix of Dr Who, add some hacking "us against them" type elements from War Games and the fear of mechanical takeover from the original Terminator then stir with a generous helping of Neuromancer and you've pretty much got The Matrix.

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