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1st Jan '16 10:04:21 PM nombretomado
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** There's many possible explanations for it. If the hardware required to support a limited intelligence such as that of the operators is expensive, by yoking them to an android body the computing power can thus be moved around wherever it's needed as easily as walking or running over there, even between systems that are not networked together for security reasons. They could also pull a [[Franchise/MassEffect geth]] and network together to increase processing power the more there are close by. I don't recall having seen a SnowCrash style meme virus that would be able to infect just by looking at it, and even if one did exist in universe, they may simply not give the data coming from visual sensors the future version of execute access. It's unclear whether androids charge from wall sockets or synthetic food like cyborgs, but if it is the latter, it would be a cheap way of fouling malicious guesses as to the processing power of Section 9. The operators may serve as backup troops in case of invasion, or even as convenient bodies for the Major to drive if a purple haired woman in a leotard, thigh highs, and a bomber jacket might be considered too visually distinctive.
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** There's many possible explanations for it. If the hardware required to support a limited intelligence such as that of the operators is expensive, by yoking them to an android body the computing power can thus be moved around wherever it's needed as easily as walking or running over there, even between systems that are not networked together for security reasons. They could also pull a [[Franchise/MassEffect geth]] and network together to increase processing power the more there are close by. I don't recall having seen a SnowCrash Literature/SnowCrash style meme virus that would be able to infect just by looking at it, and even if one did exist in universe, they may simply not give the data coming from visual sensors the future version of execute access. It's unclear whether androids charge from wall sockets or synthetic food like cyborgs, but if it is the latter, it would be a cheap way of fouling malicious guesses as to the processing power of Section 9. The operators may serve as backup troops in case of invasion, or even as convenient bodies for the Major to drive if a purple haired woman in a leotard, thigh highs, and a bomber jacket might be considered too visually distinctive.
24th Aug '15 12:23:04 PM Willbyr
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22nd Jun '15 7:24:45 AM Agent333
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** It's quite possible that they're directly connected AND using the keyboards, effectively increasing the input bandwidth available. Especially if the keys aren't letters but rather shortcuts to predefined macros. It'd be the difference between a normal person with a mouse trying to play against a pro using all the hotkeys.
27th Aug '13 9:53:19 AM erforce
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As to who paid for the major's cyber-bodies while she was a child, the medical-research explanation makes the most sense to me. The company would profit handsomely from future sales (which would require health ministry approval based on demonstration of the technology's safety and efficacy). (A parallel to OCP's motivation in {{Film/Robocop}} comes to mind.) Also, since she had no family, the company probably also had a hand in influencing in her career development, pushing her to see how far her limits would be with this new technology.
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As to who paid for the major's cyber-bodies while she was a child, the medical-research explanation makes the most sense to me. The company would profit handsomely from future sales (which would require health ministry approval based on demonstration of the technology's safety and efficacy). (A parallel to OCP's motivation in {{Film/Robocop}} ''Franchise/RoboCop'' comes to mind.) Also, since she had no family, the company probably also had a hand in influencing in her career development, pushing her to see how far her limits would be with this new technology.
17th Jul '13 9:16:16 AM Viira
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** There's many possible explanations for it. If the hardware required to support a limited intelligence such as that of the operators is expensive, by yoking them to an android body the computing power can thus be moved around wherever it's needed as easily as walking or running over there, even between systems that are not networked together for security reasons. They could also pull a [[MassEffect geth]] and network together to increase processing power the more there are close by. I don't recall having seen a SnowCrash style meme virus that would be able to infect just by looking at it, and even if one did exist in universe, they may simply not give the data coming from visual sensors the future version of execute access. It's unclear whether androids charge from wall sockets or synthetic food like cyborgs, but if it is the latter, it would be a cheap way of fouling malicious guesses as to the processing power of Section 9. The operators may serve as backup troops in case of invasion, or even as convenient bodies for the Major to drive if a purple haired woman in a leotard, thigh highs, and a bomber jacket might be considered too visually distinctive.
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** There's many possible explanations for it. If the hardware required to support a limited intelligence such as that of the operators is expensive, by yoking them to an android body the computing power can thus be moved around wherever it's needed as easily as walking or running over there, even between systems that are not networked together for security reasons. They could also pull a [[MassEffect [[Franchise/MassEffect geth]] and network together to increase processing power the more there are close by. I don't recall having seen a SnowCrash style meme virus that would be able to infect just by looking at it, and even if one did exist in universe, they may simply not give the data coming from visual sensors the future version of execute access. It's unclear whether androids charge from wall sockets or synthetic food like cyborgs, but if it is the latter, it would be a cheap way of fouling malicious guesses as to the processing power of Section 9. The operators may serve as backup troops in case of invasion, or even as convenient bodies for the Major to drive if a purple haired woman in a leotard, thigh highs, and a bomber jacket might be considered too visually distinctive.
12th May '13 8:48:53 PM Lilwik
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Rounding error money
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** It still makes great sense. You naturally just have to assume that they have found away around the computerized protections for the money so the number of decimal places that are recorded isn't relevant. That is surely very difficult, but they had to do it somehow to make that sort of crime possible at all. Once you've gotten past the computers, the only remaining danger is the humans who supposedly own the money. If you want to take a very small amount of money from a very large number of people in the hope of not being noticed, then rounding error money is the perfect amount to take.
25th Apr '13 10:13:42 PM ladubois
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**** While the above is true, the Major received a rather advanced prosthetic body. However, at least in the anime, it seems to be implied that she was one of the first people to become a full body cyborg. Perhaps it was less a matter of someone paying for her body and more the opportunity of a perfect test candidate for the procedure. It's probable working for Public Security is also a way to sort of pay off the debt.
15th Mar '13 3:02:03 PM Radica
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***** There is also the possibility that the parts used for movement etc. were chosen by the principle of "okay, what is the cheapes thing we can put here that fills the specs" and as minaturized parts probably are more expensive/complicated to manufacture you could end up with a part more powerful than strictly needed.
17th Dec '12 7:38:54 AM NyrbJenings
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*** The first Ghost in the Shell movie and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence are in a separate continuity to Stand Alone Complex, Solid State Society *is* in the same continuity though. It's confusing...
5th Oct '12 6:56:15 PM Aegeus
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** My theory is that the initial raid was under the control of the Secretary-General or other corrupt officials, while the soldiers that actually captured them were under Aramaki's control. That would explain why the initial raid is using Armored Suits and heavy weapons, which wouldn't make sense if the plan was to capture them alive. Once everyone was in hiding, Aramaki could pick them up discreetly with whatever soldiers he had left.
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