The comment discussion in this question made me wonder something: according to the Architect, the One plays a key role in re-founding Zion and beginning the next iteration in the Matrix cycle.
But does the One survive this process? Is he a part of the newly rebuilt Zion?
I remember that the One chooses 23 individuals to re-found the city, but I also seem to remember a comment about "returning to the Source" and "re-inserting the prime program." Are we supposed to take this as an action that the One performs, and then leaves to return to his people? Or does the One "returning to the Source" mean that he is absorbed or somehow destroyed?
Basically, do those 23 people ever get to meet the One (if they hadn't already)? Or are they on their own, and the One's journey ends as Zion is reborn?