What The Matrix Really Symbolizes - All Metaphors, Explained

What does the Matrix really symbolize? It’s a question we’ve been debating for over twenty years—whether that’s the religious significance of Neo Christ, escaping the capitalist matrix that’s enslaving us all and turning us into drones, getting free of the artificial gender binary, or the alt-right coopting of “taking the red pill.” So which one is right—or most useful for understanding the Matrix and our world?