While making a point about the inefficiencies in the health-care system, President Obama made a reference to The Matrix in his primetime press conference. Throughout the nation, nerds gasped, once again in awe of a president who collected comic books as a kid and knows the Vulcan greeting from Star Trek. "If there's a blue pill and a red pill, and the blue pill is half the price of the red pill and works just as well, why not pay half price for the thing that's going to make you well?" Obama said. There is one problem with the reference, however. In The Matrix, the blue pill keeps you blissfully ignorant of the pseudo-reality engineered by mechanical tyrants.