On the first Matrix film, the Princeton philosopher James Pryor posed the question What�s so bad about living in the Matrix?, and, after sorting through some possible answers, he concluded that the real problem probably has to do with freedom, or the lack of it If your ambitions in the Matrix are relatively small-scale, like opening a restaurant or becoming a famous actor, then you may very well be able to achieve them, Pryor says. But if your ambitions are large e.g., introducing some long-term social change then whatever progress you make toward that goal will be wiped out when the simulation gets reset. . . . One thing we place a lot of value on is being in charge of our own lives, not being someone else�s slave or plaything. We want to be politically free.
That question doesn't apply unless you have knowledge of there being an existence outside of the matrix, or at the very least that there is some outside force that will eventually negate everything that you've strived for.
Course, the Matrix is endearing just because it's so similar (and not at the same time) to life today .
Then again...I wonder what my mother is doing with the life she's draining away from me. Hurrah for being used as a battery.