Japan Is Trying To Make Ghost In The Shell Real

Japan Is Trying To Make Ghost In The Shell Real
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Forget that Hollywood live-action adaptation nonsense, scientists and researchers in Japan are trying to turn the world of Ghost in the Shell into reality.

The Ghost in the Shell Realise Project, which launched in 2014, fosters projects and ideas inspired by the famed sci-fi manga and anime.

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Previously, the Asahi News reported that NTT Docomo Ventures, which is part of mobile communications giant NTT Docomo, was meeting with academics and researchers to see which Ghost in the Shell technologies were possible to implement.

[Image: Ghost in the Shell Realise Project [Facebook]]

As websites Watashi to Tokyo and Dengeki Hobby report, last week the Ghost in the Shell Realise Project held an award ceremony to showcase the best projects, such as this Cyber Protection Suit.

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It was also announced that Japanese company Cerevo will produce a real Tachikoma robot (however, it’s at half scale of the original).

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[Image: Ghost in the Shell Realise Project [Facebook]]

[Image: Ghost in the Shell Realise Project [Facebook]]

Here are some more projects that have been in development.

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Comments

  • I’d literally give an arm and a leg for cybernetic limbs. Being able to walk around without a walking stick for threat of keeling over would be a nice thing, simply put. An arm that can lift things without giving out is lower on the priority list, but still something neat.

    But… Let’s hope they skim over the nightmarish scenarios presented in Ghost in the Shell, yeah? Maybe we’ll just ignore the whole body hacking, memory editing and rampant cybercrime the series kinda focused on.

  • Better we get these kinds of innovations because we’ve been inspired by fiction than because we’re at war.

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