In a society based upon self-preservation and greed the human wind-up toys go to slave for the day. Happy in their lack of knowledge, they pop a Zanax or tranquilizer should anything darken their day. Inundated by a corrupt corporate consolidated mass media they can no longer ascertain the truth. It can truly be said the matrix has them, at birth they may have been free, but now they are wage slaves of the corporatocracy.
They are fish out of water, they are not living as they could be. The telescreen speaks of freedom, but no one remembers what that means. Lies rain down upon them, in their nescience they believe.