Auto-ethnographic response; Ghost in the Shell

T H I N K Sam


Following “The Ghost in the Shell” some interesting trains of thought were provoked and provided initiation for deeper research. From viewing this film, I’ve discussed the point on how the film leads me to believe this was a human vs. machine type world in a complex path toward human enhancement. Thus, I’ll be exploring the idea of how humans are inevitably going to be immersed in a majority mechanical and technological world, undecided, for good or bad.

The film challenges a lot of themes such as gender roles and asking “what is it to be human”, but with technology forever improving the likelihood of things including Artificial Intelligence is very real and something I want to focus on. Stephen Hawking has recently released his views on the topic claiming, “I think the development of full artificial intelligence [AI] could spell the end of the human race.”

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