"What is real? How do you define real? If you're talking about what you can see, hear, smell, and feel, then reality is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain."
This statement is completely legit, for it is true that our senses are merely signals. This arises a metaphysical question of reality's actual existence, whether reality is as we know as the everyday life, or do we think we live in reality, when we're actually living something totally different, like in the movie, or better yet, are the electrical signals creating some form of illusion?
The Matrix is merely an example of our question to "What is ultimately real?" Nonetheless, it is a great example, which we can reflect upon the possible identities of reality.
The knowledge of the Matrix and of reality can be refered to when studying Epistemology because Morpheus' knowledge on the world is quite different than ours. Making it an interesting area for us to study the different aspects taken, of reality.
"What is real? How do you define real? If you're talking about what you can see, hear, smell and feel then reality is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain."
The quote provided a concept, that our knowledge of reality comes from our senses, which means to experience. Therefore if we are able to manufacture electrical signals to the brain, we gain knowledge, regardless of our location, in this case, the Matrix
But, as he pays a visit to the Oracle, he breaks a vase where Oracle knew he was going to break the vase, but asks him a question, which deals with free-will, "would you still have broken it if i hadn't said anything?"
He was not in control of his life, as evident. This is where are debates of free-will comes in, as to, would he really have broken it? Do we really have free will? What is fate? etc. This movie brings up a lot of questions regarding pre-determination and fate.