Since it was first released in 1999, Matrix’s iconic green rain code has become more famous than the classic sci-fi movie itself. But have you ever wondered what was the secret behind that encryption code Neo was reading?
Was it an incredibly complex equation that revealed the secrets of life? Excerpts from the works of great philosophers? The answer on how people can defeat machines?
Well, we finally have the answer and it comes from the most reliable source: the man who designed the code. In an interview to CNet, Simon Whiteley revealed that the code is just… sushi recipes. (the article continues after the ad)
As he stated in the interview, Whiteley scanned the Japanese text from one of his wife’s sushi cookbooks. The text was then added to a video editing software and was transformed into the digital rain we all know and love. It’s a collection of hiragana, katakana, and kanji characters.
So, now you know! And I’m pretty sure you’ll never see the code the same way again.
Oh, and please remember that “without that code, there is no Matrix.”
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Sources: Creator of The Matrix code reveals its mysterious origins
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