Re: FILM: Ghost in the Machine Spoiler Question

Anders Sandberg (
27 Oct 1997 14:21:33 +0100 (Steve Witham) writes:

> Okay. How come, in the beginning of the movie, the Puppet Master is
> this evil person, wiping out people's minds and enslaving the husks,
> killing people, etc., and our heroine is out to fight this evil...
> But at the end of the movie the same being talks to her in this
> wise-old-man voice, proposes a marriage of minds, and she goes
> along with it?

I think the "official" explanation is that the Puppet Master was
forced to do it by its creators, but really didn't want to do it.

Of course, it could be that the heroine suffers from technophilia :-)

> What gives? Murder and brain-wiping are okay for godlike cyberbeings
> who know all about evolution?

"It is for your own good. Trust me, I know what I'm doing".

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