|Seen from a distance, the City's Downtown is a tuft of glass and steel stalks sprouting from the gray canyons toward the gray sky. Even as a
bluepill I feared to go there. As with most of us, the deep and intuitive wrongness--falseness--of the Matrix creeped through my mind even then. Downtown
was not a place for a person whose thoughts did not echo the billboards and television commercials.
After I was awakened I discovered that my fear was well founded, and something you should take to heart. The power and control of the Machines over the
Matrix emanates from Downtown, flowing through the freeways, electrical network, sewers, and other means. I will tell you of the area, but it will be some
time before you should dare to venture there.