Our readings this week focused on the the nature of reality and how it is possible to "know" that what we think of as reality is, in fact, real. Pick any TWO of our our readings in "Scene 1" (the first section of our book) and compare what they are saying about reality and The Matrix. You may choose to focus on a single issue that interests you (for example, could we be living in the Matrix?) or something you found particularly new or confusing (such as a philosophers use of particular words). As usual, when you are finished, take time to respond to classmates (at least three). The more you respond, the more responses you get!
C. Jason Smith, Ph.D. is Professor of English at the City University of New York-LaGuardia CC. He has published books and articles on gender in science fiction film and fantasy and is an active science and technology writer.