- You wanted to know what the Matrix is? Trinity.
Try to relax. This will feel a little weird.
This... is the Construct. It's our loading program. We can load anything, from
clothing, to equipment, weapons, training simulations... anything we need.
- Right now we're inside a computer program?
- Is it really so hard to believe? Your clothes are different. The plugs in your
arms and head are gone. Your hair has changed.
Your appearance now is what we call '' residual self-image.'' It is the mental
projection of your digital self.
- This isn't real?
- What is ''real''? How do you define ''real''? If you're talking about what you
can feel, what you can smell, taste and see... then ''real'' is simply
electrical signals interpreted by your brain.
This is the world that you know. The world as it was at the end of the 20th
century. It exists now only as part of a neural-interactive simulation... that
we call the Matrix.
You've been living in a dream world, Neo. This is the world... as it exists
Welcome to ''the desert... of the real.''