This thought-provoking examination ofThe Matrixexplores the technological challenges, religious symbolism, and philosophical dilemmas the film presents. Essays by renowned scientists, technologists, philosophers, scholars, social commentators, and science fiction authors provide engaging and provocative perspectives. Explored in a highly accessible fashion are issues such as the future of artificial intelligence and virtual reality. The symbolism hidden throughoutThe Matrixand a few glitches in the film are revealed. Discussions include Finding God inThe Matrix,” The Reality Paradox inThe Matrix,” and Was Cypher Right?: Why We Stay in Our Matrix.” The fascinating issues posed by the film are handled in an intelligent but nonacademic fashion.