Monday, January 26, 2009

The "Ghost" Within

Caught Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence on VCD. Featuring robots imbued with human-like consciousness but without a soul, it makes one ponder about existential questions:

What it means to be alive and human?

If human consciousness can be dubbed onto a computer, then what is death?

Can the soul be disembodied and exist virtually, just as how Socrates believed the soul is immortal?

If life is a stream of consciousness, then what does it mean to dream?

Ok, enough with the transhuman pondering already... there's still robotics, ethics and gender...

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