I have had several people asking me this question recently with the explosion of traffic coming to SudoSecurity. I think it is time to actually answer it and to give a more recent blog post to my own blog.
If my memory still serves me well of the past, it is actually thanks to one of the first anime movies that I watched. This movie goes directly into technology, psychology, and philosophy. It also has some nice touches and is the future of the human race in about ten years more or less.
If you can name the movie and series from just that information, you are already on par. The movie and anime series is called “Ghost in the Shell”.
The technology element of it is that they have brain hacking, cyborg bodies, a futuristic world that can be us very soon with the advances of technology. I know that I want to live in this type of world.
I could see myself as one of the programmers who creates the software for allowing the human brain to control the prosthetic bodies. Plus I can see me being on the good side of the world with cyberbrain hacking and cyber crime.
There will be needs for security from this happening also. In the series they have this security called barrier mazes, dumby barriers, and something like firewalls.
The human element of the series relies on the ghost of a human being or their soul as we know it. Uploading our soul and minds into cyberspace and being able to download it into a new body is a concept of the near future. Heck, even that world within cyberspace is pretty cool looking according to the series.
For the real word version of all of this, which is what I want, is going to be an interesting creation of itself. How much could we base off of this anime and bring it into the real world?
The Psychology and Philosophy Elements
The movie asks one question which we still ask ourselves. What is your ghost? They also touch in the series the questions of what it is to be human and if and when we merged with the internet, would we lose our humanity? Also they ask if you do merge with the net, does that mean you are going to live forever or is that a death of its own creation?
I know we will have to wait to answer our version of those questions when the time comes.
That is the best way that I think I could answer this question. This movie and series got me into web development and programming. It also allowed me to sample psychology and philosophy with the way they added into it.
I am not sure currently, but I may have to revise and fix parts of this article to make me happier. Yet this is the best answer I can give for this subject.