Image4 `The matrix has its roots in primitive arcade games,’ said the voice-over, `in early graphics programs and military experimentation with cranial jacks.’ William Gibson, Neuromancer – 1984. At the bottom of the article are some images from a September 15, 1999 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience and was the first demonstration that spatiotemporal natural scenes can be reconstructed from the ensemble responses of visual neurons. Link.