I've thought a little about

I’ve thought a little about the upcoming release of The Matrix 2.0 and why it’s attracting such a wide range of *believers,* who are fans squared, an admixture of science fiction pessimists, middle-aged children, and otherwise disenfranchised youth. A cab passed me yesterday and on top it read “This Cab Is Not Real” and it was an ad for the new movie.
My personal theory is that the social and political apparatus (the actual machinery of democracy, the activity of voting, the fact that men and women (sometimes) sit together and make policy, the planned distance between metropolitan areas and their state capitals) is so divorced from our everyday lives that it is just possible the world is run by sophisticated robots.
Wait a sec: doesn’t Hugo Weaving look a bit like George Pataki?