You can imagine how many times we've been asked the following questions:
"Well, what's it like?"
"Is it kind of like a...xyz..?"
"Is this Web 7.0?"
"Is this the Internet 2.0?"
"Does it run on the PalmPilot?"
"Are the Cubs going to win the WS this year?"
The Matrix is from the ground up true, new innovation and technlogy developed, and in many cases patented, by LARC. There are no "derivative works" here. It's been a while since we've seen real
new innovation deployed in the general computing space. We've seen many deritive works, rebranded works, and replays... but not "new".
The Matrix is composed of new security algorithms, new privacy algorithms, a whole new type of authentication system (aka trust system), new digital transport patterns, new data storage methods, new user application models,
new interface design, a new data center design, new hardware innovation, and a whole new style of doing things.
It's simply new.
Human tendency often draws us to comparison as a way to understand new concepts; and the Matrix is composed of ingredients in part learned from our past and in part speculated for our future.
However, when revolutionary, new technology comes our way - in some cases there is no good singular comparison to draw on - and that's the case with the Matrix.
To understand the Matrix, is to use it. To use the Matrix, is to be part of a computing revolution. To revolutionize is now easy. Enjoy the Matrix, that's why it exists.