I've read on several occasions here a tendency to assume that the Matrix as a technology is operated much like out-of-universe (ie. "our world") computers:
Assuming the Matrix runs in a similar fashion to our current level of technology (i.e. servers, ports, firewalls etc.) or:
the earpiece might be implemented as a socket or a message pipe etc.
For me that's wildly crazy, given you have a fantastic movie that:
- about technology after singularity
- a few hunderds of years into the future after that
It's not unlikely, it seems unplausible that the Matrix would run on technology that has anything to do with tech "today".
I even considered the cons:
- hack in Enter the Matrix. Ruled out, seems just the out-of-universe way to put something real-looking you can learn into the game, not really relevant
- ship operator control (Tank's, etc.): Ruled out: those are just controls. when Mouse is watching Morpheus fighting Neo, the image drops on his screen, yet there's no lag in the Construct. That means they are two different systems and thus the control's workings is basis for no assumptions on the neuro-interactive dreamworld.
This is what machines' technology looks like:
clarification: these depict machine hardware and simulation hardware "real-world" in-universe, then simulation operation. Notice that the simulation is on a very different hardware and a very different level than what the assumptions try to focus on. Yet they are being used in explanations about simulating. Why?
Is there actually anything in this universe that even slightly suggests that the tech running the Matrix bears any resemblence to tech of our age and world?