“It seems that you have been living two lives. In one life, you are Thomas A. Anderson, program writer for a respectable software company. You have a social security number, you pay your taxes and you help your land lady carry out her garbage. The other life is lived in computers where you go by the hacker alias Neo, and are guilty of virtually every computer crime we have a law for, including the unauthorized use of the D.M.V. system for the removal of automobile boots. One of these lives has a future. One of them does not.”
— The Matrix (1999), written by Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is agents, suggested by Teddy Pasternak. Today’s suggestion by plinytheelder_t.
Trivia: Given that Trinity’s phone call at the beginning was timed at 13:24:18 on 19th Feb 2198 and neo’s call at the end of the movie was timed at 14:32:21 on 18th September 2199 – this indicates that the events of the movie took place over approx. 1 year 7 months.
Dialogue On Dialogue: Commentary from pliny: “Like many things in the Matrix, the word Agent has two meanings. Here, Smith embodies an agent of the law in his role to maintain order in the Matrix. But it’s also a term in artificial intelligence research, where it refers to autonomous entities that interact with and directs the environment in which they operates.