Ghost in the Shell -Sep 2006 Solid StateSociety

According to wikipediaweb pages here,here,and here:"... Ghost in the Shell ... is aJapanese science fiction manga created by Masamune Shirow.


Ghost in the Shell is set in the time around 2030,when the cyberspace world is based onquantum computers that can support quantumconsciousness.

According to Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow(a pseudonym) (Dark Horse Comics 1991-1995): "... MegatechMachine ... The making of a cyborg ... partial cyborgization can onlysupplement a human's innate abilities. Total cyborgization,however,can create abilities that may exceed those of a human ... ... we canadd a variety of optional equipment to a mass-produced model - - theway you were created, Motoko - - or we can create a custom model, aswe'ere doing here ... like you, she's 16^2... 16^2 indicates that the micromachines ... are extremely tiny ...The code number's the header on Vivaldi RV256in an eight-second series ...".Motoko Kusanagi

(The image is from a StandAlone Complex DVD. The Russian/Latinsubtitle (the "j" could have been transliterated as "y") means "Watchin Awe, Fly in Glory". )

has a cyborg body that makes her a physical weapon like theSword Kusanagi. Her body doesnot contain an ovary-uterus reproductive system,

(The image is from the Ghost in the ShellDVD.)

but

(The image is from the Ghost in the ShellDVD.)

is female in shape, including a vagina and breasts. AlthoughMotoko's breasts do not function to nourish children, they are domore than make her female shape attractive and produce sensualpleasure.

(The image is from the Ghost in the ShellDVD.)

Their inner structure is that of the left and right hemispheres ofa second brain (similar to dolphinbrains). Their structure might be a hybrid of silicon/carbonquantum computers and biologicalbrain-tissue quantum computers.

According to a 23 October 2004 wired.com article by Lakshmi Sandhana: "... 25,000 disembodied rat neurons ... are growing on top of a multi-electrode array
[imagefrom animat paper ]

and form a living "brain"

that's hooked up to a flight simulator on a desktop computer. When information on the simulated aircraft's horizontal and vertical movements are fed into the brain by stimulating the electrodes, the neurons fire away in patterns that are then used to control its "body" - the simulated aircraft. ...". As jfarnold commented on 23 October 2004 on slashdot:

"... Soon we will all be augmented by our extra brain bags!Organic computers ... that we ... have implanted ...".

Motoko's multiple brains enable her to see the PossibleWorlds

(The image is from the Ghost in the Shell 2:Man-Machine Interface (issue 11 of 11).)

of the MacroSpace of Many-Worlds( which is the hiddenspirit world of O-Kuni-Nushi ) with a sort of depth perceptionthat is not available to single-brain humans.

Compare Douglas Adams's description of manyPossible Worlds in the book "The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide" (Chapter 17 of Mostly Harmless ) (Random House 1997):

"... there was now a bird .. hovering there ... the air was full of nothing but interlocking birds. ... It was as if the whole geometry of space was redefined in seamless bird shapes ... It spoke ... "Your universe is vast to you. Vast in time, vast in space. That's because of the filters through which you perceive it. But I was built with no filters at all, which means I perceive ... all possible universes ... To me the flow of time is irrelevant. ...".

The double-brain structure is thereason why the purely cyberspace agentPuppet Master 2501 chose todowload into a female cyborg body in order to link to and merge withMokoto Kusanagi. After the merger of the cyberspace PuppetMaster 2501 with the MacroSpace Motoko Kusanagi, she/they haveenhanced access and influence in the worlds of cyber/information/lifeand quantum consciousness.

According to the book Ghost in the Shell byMasamune Shirow (a pseudonym) (Dark Horse Comics1991-1995):
"...[after]... unification ...[of Kusanagi and the Puppet Master 2501, if Kusanagi were to die, then her]... genes .... wouldn't survive, even as a copy ...[but]... the post-fusion ...[unification]... would let loose ... altered-species/glider[s] on the net ... just like humans leave behind genes ...

... the basic structure of the vast electrical cloud that creates life itself ...

[ Compare the Compton RadiusVortex structure of VoDou Physics.]
... these aren't really canceling out ... pairs of these things are revolving in opposite directions, and where they converge they're generated and then branching one after the other ...

... the structure's weirdly different ... These aren't electrons! This net must be made of traces of electrons ... or of a magnetic force ... Whatever exits, exists in a vacuum filled with virtual particles ...

... you haven't accessed it, so you may only sense it as light ... now it's time to cast off all restrictions and shells, and shift to a higher level system ...

... people ... the physical universe ... are only like sediment ... spirits have an infinite internal and external heirarchical structure. What we think of as a "soul" is merely one layer in this structure. Similarly, the "spirit", which we generally refer to as our "self", is apparently managed from a higher level, and everything is linked to everything else. ...

... What ... should a specific net do in order to avoid catastrophe and preserve a state of equilibrium? ... there are two possibilities ...

... One is to make a copy. Then, if one is destroyed ... the other continues to survive ... The copies generate more copies ... Eventually, a parallel, multi-layered universe-image would be created ... Total = (2^n)! ...

... The other possibility is to establish an internal division .... to subdivide and become multi-functional, and thus be capable of surviving a variety of castastrophic situations ... just as life has evolved from single-function single-cell structures to multi-function, multi-cell structures ... multiple species in eco-systems ... atoms ...[created by]... nuclei ... and ... protons ...[created by]... fermions .... and ... bosons ...[of]... gravity ... electroweak force ...[and]... strong [color] ... force ... Total ... = (2^m)! ...

... the universe we know is only one out of (2^n)! ... made up of a combination of (2^m)! kinds ... The values of n and m appear to continue indefinitely ... There appears to be some relationship to an explosive chain-reaction-like birth of universes, but we should limit our discussion to the single universe that contains us ... Here is a pyramid-structure ... with you at its core ...

... Although it's extremely fragmented, information on you survives in your ... friends ...

... the more macroscopic the level becomes ... the more determinate it becomes ...

... Conversely, the more one descends into the infinitesimal level, the more indeterminate things become (they are still indeterminate at the level of the individual ...

... What if cells continued to multiply? If humans, instead of dying, continued to accumulate knowledge and experience? ... they would probably become functionally paralyzed and all would end in casastrophe ...

... Fluctuations at the lower levels are what prevent a "hardening of the arteries" at the upper levels ... in "systems where there is little change and little flux" there is actually an increased possibility of catastrophe. Such systems are, therefore, truly unstable ... the fact that civilizations periodically decline and fall ... The brain net grows in complexity but has a delete/forget function ... when ... the brain net ... die[s] ...[there is erased]... vast amounts of experiential information, leaving only genes and memes ...

... The network is of macrocosmic size, and has infinite depth. It's like a growing tree ... life is like fruit growing on the end of the brances ...

... The secrets of the Kabbala, the Norse and Chinese myths, the Tree of Knowledge in Eden, the Tree of Life, the World Tree ... these are all worthy of being called Amenomibashira, or "the Pillar of Heaven" ... It's the core system of the universe that channelers .. in every era, culture, and every race of people ... have traditionally accessed ... Beyond the trunk of the "tree" there should be no existence, but the closer one gets to the end of the branches, the more growth one finds ... and the branches are continually touching, separating, entangling, and bearing fruit ...

... The universe ... in accordance with the "time" at that moment, progresses .. always seeking greater stability, and greater existence, it continues growing in complexity and diversity, and sometimes it abandons things ...

...[the Puppet Master 2501 says to Motoko]... I would like to fuse with you ... rather than symbiosis, it involves unification ...[I chose]... you, Kusanagi, because of ... EN, or karmic connectivity ...".

After fusion, Motoko Kusanagi / PuppetMaster 2501 gets a new (young girl)physical body in the matter world

(image from ageocities web site)

while their net body inhabits the electronet and their fused spirit is in the abstractinformation spirit world, and their intelligence/spirt/ability isdistributed in all those realms.

According to the book Ghost in the Shell 2:Man-Machine Interface (issue 11 of 11) by Masamune Shirow (apseudonym) (Dark Horse Comics 2003):
"... in Japan's creation myths ... the ...Yatagarasu, the sacred ... three-legged ... crow ... serves as a guide
[ Acccording to aweb page about Amaterasu: "...Amaterasu-O-Mi-Kami,meaning "August person who makes the Heavens Shine," is the SunGoddess of Japan. ... Her sacred bird is Yatagarasu, the eight-handedcrow,which may be identified with Yangwu, the sun-crow of China. ...".]
... the crow has three eyes ... it looks like a black hole with arms ...
[ The three legs and three eyes ofYatagarasu

 

 

look like the D4Dynkin diagram,

whose exteriorvertices each have eight hands.

]

... two thousand years ago it was the jewel millenium, during which religion was extremely powerful ...[one thousand years ago]... the sword millenium ... was symbolized by powerful science and technology ...[now is the]... mirror millenium ...[in which]... science and religion mirror each other ... the sword, the mirror, and the jewel [ matter, electro net, abstract information spirit ] are all together now ...".

  


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