- You wanted to know what the Matrix is? Trinity.
Try to relax. This will feel a little weird.
This… is the Construct. It's our loading program. We can load anything, from clothing, to equipment, weapons, training simulations… anything we need.
- Right now we're inside a computer program?
- Is it really so hard to believe? Your clothes are different. The plugs in your arms and head are gone. Your hair has changed.
Your appearance now is what we call '' residual self-image.'' It is the mental projection of your digital self.
- This isn't real?
- What is ''real''? How do you define ''real''? If you're talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, taste and see… then ''real'' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.
This is the world that you know. The world as it was at the end of the 20th century. It exists now only as part of a neural-interactive simulation… that we call the Matrix.
You've been living in a dream world, Neo. This is the world… as it exists today.
Welcome to ''the desert… of the real.''