One way to interpret the movie is that we’re supposed to realize that there are lots of games out there, and many of them are designed to deceive you, to keep you feeling as if you’re running the show when you’re not.

Avoid the Many Versions of the Matrix – Chris Brogan posts a good thought starter on how much “reality” might just be “deception” in the ruts of our daily lives and careers. And he references THE MATRIX – as long as we’re only talking the first one, I’m good with this metaphor. Spot on.