In the year 2045, a post-cyberpunk Japan has emerged in an increasingly de-centralized, globalized world. Yet despite a host of breakthrough innovations and technical advancements, many of these have developed out of necessity. In a future time period where the country’s national security has become increasingly volatile, the government and its people are faced with organized high-stake crimes, rebel opportunists, cyberbrain hackers and meddling foreign government operations invested in securing military secrets. To combat these growing threats to public security, Motoko Kusanagi and her team of ‘Ghosts’ are pulled from their mercenary work with the private military company ‘Obsidian’ and are re-activated as government-hired specialists of Section 9: an anti-crime, counter-cyberterrorism task force.
In this Netflix Original series, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, the world is bleak and the stakes are high: economies have fallen, cities lie empty and war has become big business. Add to this advanced robot AIs capable of emotion, bio-tech enhancements, and cybernetic neural-linking and viewers get a sense of what’s possible in future Japan. Every aspect of the show seeks to explore our relationship with technology, but it also touches on the concept of our own social and human evolution.
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host in the Shell: SAC_2045’s Exploration of Transhumanism and a Post-Human Future
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