April 20th, 2005


Ghost in the Shell chapter 11: Ghost Coast

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I have a request of you, which requires your understanding of certain things. It's something profitable for both of us...
What, Kusanagi, should a specific net do in order to avoid catastrophe and preserve a state of equilibrium?

Well, there are two possibilities...
One is to make a copy.
Then, if one is destroyed for some reason, the other continues to survive.
The other possibility is to establish an internal division of labor--to subdivide and become multi-functional, and thus be capable of surviving a variety of catastrophic situations...
...Just as life has evolved from single-function, single-cell structures to multi-function, multi-cell structures.

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