A Modern Day Allegory Of The Cave.
The Allegory of the Cave is a philosophical thought experiment that was introduced by the Greek philosopher Plato in his book "The Republic." The allegory or story describes a group of people who are chained up in a cave and can only see shadows on the wall in front of them. They are unable to turn their heads or see anything else, and so they believe that the shadows are the only reality.
Plato uses the allegory as a metaphor for the human condition, suggesting that most people live in a state of ignorance and are unable to perceive the true nature of reality. He argues that the only way to overcome this ignorance is through education and enlightenment.