I’m putting this here because, even though it’s a question about the movie, it’s a Great Debate-type topic.
In the Matrix, Keanu Reeves finds out that instead of it being the present, as he always thought it was, he’s really in the future, and he, like the rest of humanity, is hooked up to a computer that makes him think he lives in the present, while in reality it’s stealing his precious bodily fluids…err, using his electrical fields.
My question is, why is this bad? I mean, everything Keanu has experienced has been 20th century experiences. As far as he can tell, he is in the 20th century. So why is there even a problem?