as many of you probably already know, the character Switch in The Matrix was trans in the original script. their meat body outside the matrix was one sex, while their avatar inside the matrix matched their real gender.

so... does this mean that no trans people exist inside the construct of the matrix? because everyone manifests an avatar that is their actual gender?

are there hyper androgynous non-binary avatars in the matrix?

was the matrix actually a paradise, despite what agent smith said?

@tekniklr Well, it's called a "residual self image" which I'd interpret as only applying to people that are not part of the Matrix. Hence "residual".

Nevertheless, the Matrix is - according to the Architect - the best possible world. (after they tried paradise and it went horribly wrong)

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