Fitting that a movie on machines grown self-aware and intelligent enough to control the world, draws parallels to some amazing stories from the real world.
The Matrix trilogy featured a Key Maker. A grand master who could make all the keys to unlock the mysterious passages of the Matrix.
And back in the nascent days of the web, (which imho is the closest thing we have to the foundation that could lead to anything remotely like the Matrix), DEC created the Gatekeeper!
The Gatekeeper was a machine with vast amounts of storage and (for its time) an incredibly fat pipe to the Internet.
DEC created the Gatekeeper in the spirit of the public good, and it served as a place for anyone to store and share their files.
Kind of the thing that would have made people's spine tingle in those days. Just like the Matrix. :)