Transport for London has been tweeting about 'Morpheus' and it is completely bizarre

Transport for London has been tweeting about 'Morpheus' and it is completely bizarre

To many, the name Morpheus will be best known because of the character played by Laurence Fishburne in The Matrix.

Morpheus is also a Greek god, most commonly associated with sleep and dreams. It was also a file-sharing software from the early 2000s that wasn't quite as popular as Limewire.

In an unprecedented resurrection, Morpheus has made a revival and is now back in the public conscience thanks to the most unlikely of sources; Transport for London.

In a series of bizarre tweets on Wednesday, TfL began tweeting the name 'Morpheus' over and over again with almost no context. The tweets were soon deleted but everyone was left very confused.

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Some tweets were even signed off by the mysterious 'Morpheus.'

Eagle-eyed Twitter users soon picked up on these strange tweets and questioned what on Earth was going on? Unfortunately, no one said 'Deja Vu' so we couldn't make a nod to that scene in The Matrix.

A TfL spokesman later confirmed that the account hadn't been hacked but it was a simple error and the tweets were posted by mistake and that it was "nothing more sinister than that".

TfL eventually started to have some fun with the error and made a few nods to The Matrix in follow-up tweets.

Sure, it was a mistake but perhaps TfL know something that we don't know...

The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room.

You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television.

You can feel it when you go to work... when you go to church... when you pay your taxes.

It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.

HT Evening Standard

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