Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

February 26, 2006

Major Motoko KusanagiKay & I finished watching Stand Alone Complex, the first season of the “Ghost in the Shell” TV series. Awesome, we both enjoyed it thoroughly. Its questions are spiritual and relevant: As technology and humanity continue to merge, what becomes of humanity? If body parts, and entire bodies, can be swapped, what is a person’s soul or “ghost”?

Besides, it has girls with guns: Major Kusanagi kicks some serious butt.

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

One response to Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

  1. It seams at least while we live here, in physical reality, if flesh and soul are separated neither one will work very well. When my body resorts to the mechanical functions of life, my soul wilts. Many Days I live my life in a way where it appears that I have forgotten my soul. Get up go to work, type, shuffle through papers, go home, eat, sleep repeat pattern. Very Machine like.
    If we get good enough with technology to separate the soul from the body, my guess is the soul would wilt from the separation just as my body wilts from the neglect of my soul.