Is the Subconscious Mind the Shared Database that links us all to the Matrix?
I actually just thought about this because I'm trying to solve a minor home repair problem, and I decided to use the trick of thinking about the problem, then not thinking about it for awhile, and then when you think about the problem again the solution just pops into your head. Awesome technique if you've never tried it.
Anyway, it got me thinking that maybe what I'm really doing is sending a query to a large central database, and when a solution is discovered, it's delivered to my brain, ready to be "read." It takes a little time to complete the query, because there are so many thoughts beings processed by the matrix that it takes awhile to get the answer back.
The idea that all of us have a linked subconscious really isn't that ridiculous considering many prior philosophers and psychologists have noted the similarities between archetypes that are found in all cultures. And we all seem to share a common land in dream world as well.
Just something that popped into my head. Now back to working on that screen door...