It’s been 22 years since the release of Mamoru Oshii’s blockbuster anime Ghost In The Shell, (28 since the Masamune Shirow Manga was published) and in that time technology and innovation have progressed a very long way. In 1995 the Internet was a new idea that most people didn’t have in their homes. iPhones were still 10 years away and the DVD format was just being released! A cyperpunk story like this seemed like the far-flung future then, but now it feels like it may only be a few minutes away.
Quinny is without his ghost-mate Dion this week, but is joined by special guests Peta-The-Producer and Scott-The-Scot to discuss Artificial Intelligence, whitewashing, invisible-nude-suits and whether or not there’s a deus ex machina, or we should just be kicking these robots over?