The Matrix was a famous 1999 movie starring Keanu Reeves who lived his entire life in a simulation. Due to its popularity, the franchise made its way into our modern language. We often refer to bizarre situations that we often doubt as real or not as “a glitch in the matrix”.
We believe that reality is glitching when we see two identical strangers standing next to each other or whenever we see something that plays a trick on our eyes. It may not be really a glitch in the matrix since we do live in reality, but we can’t help to step back and ask in confusion if there’s a glitch in the matric or it’s just a funny coincidence.