Here, we see a tank wreak havoc during what looks like a PMC - Private Military Company - exercise.
As everything is not what it seems, Section 9 is soon called upon.
Another good episode, as good as the first, the script already gives evidences on themes explored in future episodes, like this:
It's interesting to see implications of the approached themes in our current world. While some say we're already living in the future, I beg to disagree. For instance, here:
|I'll believe in the future when that'll be possible|
|It's all religion's fault|
In this case, a work of fiction makes us reflect about the subject, in which religion influences negatively on progress - here, influencing on someone's salvation.
In the GitS world, the artificial body is a reality but in yours, not yet.
Would you let something like your own religion or someone else's intervene ou delay another's salvation?
My answer, i think, is obvious.
Having this episode as basis, it is not hard to see what ethical and legal discussions of our future, close or not.
Another aspect which might happen in a close future following the same discussion is fastly mentioned here:
Terrorists groups against cyberization or artificial bodies.
In our world, terrorists are frequently linked to extremist religious groups and here it looks like it isn't different. Of course, in a different context, but not hard to think as a possible evolution of those groups, following our own evolution and of our technologies.
As I don't intend in answering all questions, or worse, be the righteous one, I leave here my opinion and a few screenshots of the second episode, which is Recommended!
|Ishikawa saves the day|
|Cyberbrain - are you in favor or against?|