The Matrix. Allegory of the Cave.

If You Don’t Know You Are Held Captive, Does It Matter?
June 10, 2015
Marcelo Gleiser
http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2015/06/10/413342960/if-you-don-t-know-you-are-captive-does-it-matter

the classic movie The Matrix. As a counterpoint, they also read Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” from Book VII of his dialogue The Republic. Both can be seen as explorations of the value of knowledge and freedom.

If you were a chained slave or a human in a cocoon, would you like to know? Is “ignorance is bliss” a viable life?

related:

Consciousness is a mathematical pattern
Max Tegmark at TEDxCambridge 2014

related:
https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/living-in-the-matrix-requires-less-brain-power

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