Do you think that the powers that be, with their manipulation of mass consciousness and mind control techniques, can target people who are falling outside of their grand illusion and put them back into their "matrix" before what they consider to be a contagion, a thinking population that questions their society and its rulers, spreads?
Some of those whom have awakened to the reality have been offered deals, like the man in the movie, in order to help attempt to keep things calm for the power elite, by aiding in the deception, with the misplaced hope that this mass deception will minimize the potential of more people awakening to their treachery.
When a person turns his or her back on reality and the truth, does that not damage something inside of the person, making it easier to once again pull the wool over their eyes and get them back inside "the matrix"?
Is it possible to keep someone inside "the matrix" who is devoted to the truth and has dedicated their life to understanding the nature of the world in which they live? When enough people become aware and develop this dedication and devotion to the cause of truth and understanding the nature of reality, isn't their a sort of critical mass that basically undermines all of the tools of mass psychological manipulation and mind control used to keep people in this "matrix," thus destroying the entire construct of this "matrix" altogether, as well as their ability to try to reinsert people into a web of lies and deception?