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plural chrysalises or chrysalides (krî-sàl´î-dêz´)
A pupa, especially of a moth or butterfly, enclosed in a firm case or cocoon.
[Latin chrýsallis, from Greek khrusallis, khrusallid-, gold-colored pupa of a butterfly, from khrus-, chryso-.]
Word History: "All that is gold does not glitter" we may say when confronted with khrus- or khruso-, the combining form of the Greek word khrusos, "gold." We find this form, for example, in the Greek word khrusallis, "chrysalis," which refers specifically to a gold-colored pupa. This Greek word gave us our chrysalis, first recorded in English in the 17th century. As Modern English chrys- or chryso- the Greek form khrus- or khruso- has also been used to make words that did not exist in Greek. Among the more interesting of these are chrysocracy, "rule of the wealthy," and chrysotherapy, "the treatment of disease with gold compounds."
Most people think it's far out if we get virtual reality up and running. This is much more profound than that. This is the real thing. We're going to find out what "being'' is. It's a philosophical journey and the vehicles are not simply cultural but biology itself. We're closing distance with the most profound event that a planetary ecology can encounter, which is the freeing of life from the chrysalis of matter. And it's never happened before--I mean the dinosaurs didn't do this, nor did the procaryotes emerging. No. This takes a billion years of forward moving evolution to get to the place where information can detach itself from the material matrix and then look back on a cast-off mode of being as it rises into a higher dimension.
eighties record label Chysalis which included releases by Stiff Little Fingers and Blondie
Invented and built by Cris
Forster, the Chrysalis was his first concert-sized instrument. The instrument's
design was inspired by a huge, round, stone-hewn Aztec calendar. Cris thought
to himself, "What if there were a musical instrument in the shape
of a wheel? And what if this wheel had strings for spokes, could spin,
and when played, would sound like the wind?" Thus, the basic idea
of the Chrysalis was born. Built in 1975-76, the Chrysalis has two sides,
or two circular soundboards, and 82 strings on each side. The wheel, which
sits on the crest of a wave-like
stand, may be freely spun in either direction.
"Hi. It's me. I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I imagine you can also feel me. You won't have to search for me anymore. I'm done running. Done hiding. Whether I'm done fighting, I suppose, is up to you. I believe deep down, we both want this world to change. I believe that the Matrix can remain our cage or it can become our chrysalis, that's what you helped me to understand. That to be truly free, truly free, you cannot change your cage. You have to change yourself. When I used to look out at this world, all I could see was its edges, its boundaries, its leaders and laws. But now, I see another world. A different world where all things are possible. A world of hope. Of peace. I can't tell you how to get there, but I know if you can free your mind, you'll find the way."
- original last monologue
by Neo, in the end of the shooting script NOT used in the first _Matrix_