After the historical introduction of technology as necromancy, this chapter will offer a conceptual introduction to other central terms of the book like the matrix, the void and the flux, and linear transformation. Following linguistic considerations, classical authors like Plato and Aristotle, and some basic principles of mathematics, the matrix is introduced as a kind of void, the womb where not only matter but also the souls of living beings are formed. The matrix follows the principles of homology and linear transformation, where the main features of the entering characters, concerning both matter and soul, are transmitted to their heirs. The operators managed to hijack the replicators and their agents and imitated the authentic matrix, which resulted in an infinite production of fake copies by the perverted matrix, leading to apparent wealth but the elimination of meaning, as the fake copies failed to possess charis, a central feature of the entities that come out of the authentic matrix. The fake matrix operates through the circulation of sensuals deprived of their context. Palaeolithic finger fluting (see book cover) offers an early example for such a procedurality. This mode of operation was taken up in modern political science by the Leviathan of Hobbes (2012), and its basic operating principle, the reliance on appetites.