41: Ghost in the Shell – Show Notes

DSRA

First Segment

    • Definition of Transhumanism
      • Patterns v body
    • Transhumanism Through History
      • Fountain of Youth, Elixir of Life
      • Christianity and the Resurrection through Science
      • Roger Bacon
      • The Enlightenment
        • Nikolai Fedorov
      • Henry Francis Carey – Dante’s Paradiso
      • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
      • J.B.S. Haldane, Daedalus: Science and the Future
      • Julian Huxley
    • Modern Transhumanism
      • Extropians
      • Ray Kurzweil
  • The Singularity is Near
  • Transhumanism Today
    • Transhumanist Party – Zoltan Istvan
  • Transhuman Tech Today
  • Elon Musk and the Need to Merge Humans and Machines

Second Segment

    • Cyberpunk
      • Came to prominence in 1980s
      • Urban decay juxtaposed with high technology
      • Notable works
        • Blade Runner” 1982
        • Cyberpunk” by Bruce Bethke 1983
  • “Neuromancer” by William Gibson 1984
  • “Ghost in the Shell” Manga, by Masamune Shirow 1989
  • “Ghost in the Shell” by Mamoru Oshii
    • Meant as a commentary on the current world
    • Hong Kong and the combination of new and old
    • Producers worried about its financial potential
      • Too much philosophy, not enough action
      • Its influence on modern science fiction Cinema
        • The Matrix series
        • Westworld
        • Surrogates
        • Minority Report
  • 2017 Remake
    • Directed by Rupert Sanders
      • A collage of his favorite stills from across the franchise
      • Whitewashing controversy
    • Box Office
      • Underperformed domestically and internationally China
      • Might not recoup costs

Third Segment

  • Japan in the Movie
  • Did the Movie Miss the Point
  • When Sci Fi Predicts the Future
  • Would You Get an Implant in Your Brain
  • Why Some Japanese Adaptations Work (The Ring, The Grudge)
  • Is Live Action Superior to Animation?