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In the very beginning of "The Matrix" a trace program is shown, is it a real trace program from the nineties or just a fancy video animation? The program is used to trace a phone line, apparently or the location of a phone call. Law enforcement managed to trace Trinity activity and her task.

  • It's just a fancy animation; tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HollywoodHacking – Valorum Aug 8 '16 at 23:38
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    The link does not mention "The Matrix", obviously your answer is pretty common sense, but the real question remains. – Feuergeist Aug 8 '16 at 23:59
  • Ask yourself: What is easier, doing a fancy video animation, or setting up a complete 80s switchboard system to be able to run a trace program on it? – PlasmaHH Oct 12 '16 at 9:16
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    80s? You meant 90s, right? – Feuergeist Oct 12 '16 at 22:30
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    I have read hundreds of facts about The Matrix triology, this was never explicitly mentioned that it was an actual program. I am pretty sure that if it would have been a real one, they must had made that information public and it would have been a top fun fact about the triology. – Saharsh Dec 28 '16 at 10:53

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