But I hope we'll find time eventually - take note, section 14 Matrix reporters - to revisit Morpheus' little speech:
If that's all we're talking about, we're going to have a hard time refuting Bishop Berkeley and the metaphysical idealists who say the world is nothing more than our ideas. Kicking stones will prove nothing. Maybe some of us are ok with that, I'm not. I think the whole external world/internal ideas paradigm is flawed.smell, or see, then all you're talking about are electrical signals interpreted by your brain.
But notice, "electrical signals interpreted by your brain" seems already to presuppose the substantial reality of brains and bodies as material entities... unless "brain" and everything else is interpreted, Berkeley-fashion, to mean merely "my idea of brain" etc.
I swallowed the red ("reality") pill in class, btw, and saved the blue one for bedtime. Sweet dreams!