By David Lee Summers
The Cluster is an enormous alien laptop that destroys starships indiscriminately in its quest for whatever or anyone. Commander John Mark Ellis, disgraced and booted out of the carrier while he fails to save lots of a service provider send, believes the most important to preventing the Cluster is conversation. His mom, Suki Firebrandt Ellis, is an astronomer who believes the very leaders of the galaxy are withholding information regarding the Cluster. Clyde McClintlock believes the Cluster is God incarnate, looking retribution. G'Liat is an alien warrior whose personal starship was once destroyed by means of the Cluster. All jointly, they got down to resolve the secret of the Cluster prior to it reveals the thing of its quest.
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You see all the wires going to Harry’s brain? They connect him up with a powerful computer. The computer monitors the output of his motor cortex and provides input to the sensory cortex in such a way that everything appears perfectly normal to Harry. It produces a fictitious mental life that merges perfectly into his past life so that he is unaware that anything has happened to him. He thinks he is shaving right now and getting ready to go to the office and stick it to another neurosurgeon. But actually, he’s just a brain in a vat.
In effect, Neo is a brain in a vat. 54 Let’s say that a matrix (lower-case “m”) is an artificially designed computer simulation of a world. So the Matrix in the movie is one example of a matrix. And let’s say that someone is envatted, or that they are in a matrix, if they have a cognitive system which receives its inputs from and sends its outputs to a matrix. Then the brain at the beginning is envatted, and so is Neo. We can imagine that a matrix simulates the entire physics of a world, keeping track of every last particle throughout space and time.