# Will there be ghost in machine?

「Ghost in the Shell」在整體貫穿主線的同時，每集故事探討的話題相對獨立，所以其實有很多可以聊的點。比如宗教對於人體「cyborg / 機械義體 / 電子腦」化的態度；cyborg 社會中的各種問題 —— 階層、貧富、難民、電子毒品等；電子腦化之後自己的記憶、視覺都可能被輕易地被 Hack，那麼什麼才是真實與自我？

「Ghost」一詞也是《攻殼機動隊》中的術語，指義體無法複製代表人類個性的意識。人造的義體、假肢、電子腦不過只是「shell」——一個空殼，無法複製的Ghost才是真正定義每個人存在的「靈魂」，沒有Ghost的機器人或者仿生人僅僅是由人工智慧驅動的哲學殭屍，並不是真正的人類。《攻殼機動隊》世界中的義體化、電子化人類就相當於「Ghosts in shells」——棲息在人造軀殼裡的人類意識。—— https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/攻殼機動隊

「廢棄處分等於死亡嗎？」—— タチコマ D

「在我們可能體驗到的領域中，並沒有死亡這一項，所以也不能這麼說…」—— タチコマ A

「這就是我們這種沒有靈魂的AI的極限吧，怎麼說都是半不死身。不算活著，所以也不會死」—— タチコマ C

「沒錯，果然是因為我們沒有靈魂才會引發這種種的問題」—— タチコマ A

「廢棄處分應該不等於死亡吧」—— タチコマ B

「咦？是這樣嗎？」—— タチコマ E

「物理性身體以及靈魂，必須不多不少完全一致的時代，早就結束了。極端的說，沒有身體的資料集合體也並非完全不可能孕育出靈魂」—— タチコマ B

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「我問你，你覺得「活著」是怎麼一回事呢？」—— タチコマ E

「嗯…這個嘛，「生命」這個字的定義本身就是流動的」—— タチコマ B

「怎麼說？」—— タチコマ E

「因為跟機器人有了接觸，人類對生命的印象在不知不覺中產生改變。不過發生變化的不是機器人，反而應該說是人類那邊吧」—— タチコマ B

——「Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex」Episode 15, 08:30 - 09:54

The nervous system. That is us...the rest of the body is an organic spacesuit worn by this creature to live on this particular rock revolving around a star.

（人類的）神經系統。那就是我們……身體的其餘部分只是這種生物為了居住在那個環繞著一顆恆星轉的巨大岩石上而穿著的有機太空服而已。

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# I, self, mind, immortality and death

Dasein is a being that does not simply occur among other beings. Rather it is ontically distinguished by the fact that in its being this being is concerned about its very being. Thus it is constitutive of the being of Dasein to have, in its very being, a relation of being to this being.

#### Love, Death and Robots

「Love, Death and Robots」的编剧显然也考虑到了这两点，因为 Rookie 一开始是不知道有这项技术的，他是参加了这次作战，且队友不幸“牺牲”才知道的。Bob 在最后告诉迷惑的 Rookie，「You should have read your contract, kid」。也就是说编剧认为，在未来即使对 mind 的复制、备份等是可行的，也不是任何人想做就能做的，很可能是限制在军事行动中，或者只有少数人才有能力做到（包括钞能力hhhhhh）。

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# CCTV Systems Everywhere: You Are Known to Everyone

With the rapid development of machine learning in computer vision field, face recognition technology is deployed in most CCTV systems that run by government. On the one hand, some people are concerning that this technology will infringe on their privacy. On the other hand, it's believed by some people that the wide installation of CCTV can significantly reduce the crime rate and help police to solve cases.

The technology itself is neutral. It is who decides whether you are a criminal or not that matters.

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# A Trip to Blenheim Palace in Oxford

Last weekend, I went from Cambridge to Blenheim Palace and the city centre of Oxford. The 2-hour bus ride was quite a long time, thus I fall asleep several times. The bus arrived Blenheim Palace at half past 10, which was right on the opening time.

Blenheim Palace was pretty gorgeous when I stepped inside. But it was not only the Palace that attracted me, but also the garden inside it! Though the weather was cloudy for most of the time, the garden of Blenheim Palace was fabulous still! Perhaps this is one of the reasons that it is said to be the finest view in England.

The swan swam on the lake, the small house sat besides the river and the path lay in the forest. Just standing there and looking at the stunning landscape they made up was absolutely breath-taking. If the weather had been better, the landscape would have been tremendous. ☆〜（ゝ。∂）

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# One Day in the Centre of Computing History

It was my third day in Cambridgeshire, and it was an adorable sunny day. After looking it up on Google Maps, I decided to go The Centre of Computing History, which attracted me at first glance on the map.

And it turned out to be a wonderful experience there! Basically you can actually get your hands on those old computers, from the 70s all the way to the 90s. They even have some working punch tape machines!

And here is the encode/decode table~ The whitespace is shown as ␣ to avoid vertical mismatches. The small dot . is used for locating the horizontal line and speed. And the big dot • denotes the actual punched hole on the tape.

Tape Letters Figures
␣␣.␣␣␣ Delete Delete
␣␣.␣␣• E 3
␣␣.␣•␣ Line Feed Line Feed
␣␣.␣•• A -
␣␣.•␣␣ Space Space
␣␣.•␣• S ,
␣␣.••␣ I 8
␣␣.••• U 7
␣•.␣␣␣ Return Return
␣•.␣␣• D \$
␣•.␣•␣ R 4
␣•.␣•• J Bell
␣•.•␣␣ N ,
␣•.•␣• F ]
␣•.••␣ C :
␣•.••• K (
Tape Letters Figures
•␣.␣␣␣ T 5
•␣.␣␣• Z +
•␣.␣•␣ L )
•␣.␣•• W 2
•␣.•␣␣ H I
•␣.•␣• Y 6
•␣.••␣ P 0
•␣.••• Q 1
••.␣␣␣ O 9
••.␣␣• B ?
••.␣•␣ G [
••.␣•• Use Figures Use Figures
••.•␣␣ M .
••.•␣• X /
••.••␣ V =
••.••• Use Letters Use Letters
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# HACK x FDU

「略流水账以及高清大图注意_(: 」∠)_ 」

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