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The word ‘LINK’ is the key for our future?

I went to a theater to watch ‘AVATAR.’ At first, I’ll let you tell the outline of AVATAR.

It’s the story in 22nd century. People spreaded their frontierism into outer space. Jake was ex-Marines, and had his legs broken fighting. Under spreaded frontiers for space, Jake stood in his brother’s shoes, which are the researches and negotiations for Na’vi, the aboriginal people living in the planet PANDORA.

AVATAR, the bodies which human being made from the DNA of Na’vi, are used to learn Na’vi and not to make them surprised. People can link their minds with AVATAR by computers and can operate AVATAR at will as long as they keep linking.

Jake got his new AVATAR body and was pleased to stand on the ground with his own legs because he’d been on wheelchair since his legs were broken.

It was only a few days that Jake got his own another legs with pleasure. He had to explore PANDORA to acquire a lot of data with Dr. Grace. During their study, Jake lost his ways because of the attack from terrible monsters. Thanks to his experiences in Marine, he survived from the attack and he tried to live in the thick forest in PANDORA. Unknown creatures kept attacking him. Finally, he had been surrounded by wolves things. Neytiri, the daughter of the chief of tribe, was the one who saved Jake. She at first didn’t want Jake to step into her worlds and cultures, but she found Jake was the chosen one. Jake made his first step to throw him into Na’vi. ‘Moving all Na’vi to another place in order to get precious iron materials which are under place they live’ was his priority.

However, things had changed. The more Jake knew Na’vi, especaially Neytiri, the more different feelings he got. He found Na’vi’s cultures different from human being’s. He understood PANDORA itself was like Earth Mother.

The time had come. Jake’s superior knew their diplomatic term ended and decided to strike Na’vi. Jake also, as the chosen one, decided to protect Na’vi. The war began.

I’m not so picky for movies, so I can enjoy almost movies. I enjoyed this AVATAR as well as other movies. There were two things sprung in my mind while watching this movie.

One is the movie ‘The Last of the Mohicans.’ And the other is the word ‘link.’

I know all of creatures in AVATAR are imaginary ones, but the thoughts of them, especially the thought for the ground, I associated native Americans with this movie. I’m not saying one side is justice and the other side is evil. People on both sides have their own justice and evil.

The word ‘link’, now that this word has become the common sense in creative worlds, such as movies, animations, novels. People can link their minds with others. Look back at koukaku kidoutai, Evangelion, the Matrix and so on. People in the animations or movies can transfer their minds to other things or other bodies. Did you know the comic in Japan ‘karakuri circus’ which Kazuhiro Hujita wrote. In the comic, people digitalized their memories and minds and transfer these electric data into other people’s brain.

In this movie, people (ofcourse they have to match their bodies from the DNA levels) can change their bodies by linking their minds. Actually, even now, Me, I put my minds or feelings into one of avatars on the Internet. Look at this ID ‘HoneyPotter’, it’s definitely an imaginary character without concrete fleshes, however, I always operate him and keep putting my feelings into him by typing my keyboards.

Maybe advance in medical technology and advance in linking technology between minds and bodies are simultaneously keeping their steps.

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Motoko Kusanagi called ‘Major’, often said ‘I’ll dive his/her memories’ by connecting herself and someone else with lines.
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Neo can see a lot of things digitalized like this.
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Some people in the Evangelion believe ‘The Human Complementation Project’, which is to unitize all people’s mind. ‘The rate of synchronicities’ is the famous phrase in this animation.
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The boy is treated as the one (what we call, the pod or something) in the story into which one character in the comic transfer their digitalized minds.
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  1. January 5, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Hi H.P. 🙂

    I love Last of the Mohicans. It’s one of my favorite movies.

    This movie has made nearly one billion dollars worldwide. Why so popular. Besides the graphic effects, the story. I think we as humans always want something outside the box; that is, we want what’s in the movies, hoping that it might become reality. Some want a better place, an escape from what they have now. Maybe not so far-fetched anymore with all the technology and stuff. Sci-fi is becoming reality. Scary.

    Linking is like telepathy. Maybe a whole other topic, but is privacy being eroded?

    Yes, the internet has linked so many people from around the world. What would it be like if it didn’t exist?

    • honeypotter
      January 5, 2010 at 12:42 pm

      Hi, girlgeum 🙂

      >I love Last of the Mohicans.

      Oh, you do? I guess it’s the movie about 16 or 17 years ago, right? I felt like watching the movie while writing this article. 🙂

      >Sci-fi is becoming reality.

      Yeah, I do agree with it. The most serious thing is our privacy. I would say ‘Don’t disturb me!’ if someone tried to dive in my mind. 🙂 Now that I can’t live without the Internet, and for this character, HoneyPotter, I’m tring to be as honest as possible. However, I’d like to distinguish reality and virtual reality.

  2. January 6, 2010 at 7:24 am

    But with all the technology, privacy is slowly become eroded. Eavesdropping tools. Spying cameras.

    Yeah, I wouldn’t want anyone in my mind. What will they find in there? Hmm. 😆

    Yeah the internet is a plus. There are so many good things that we can do with it. But even online, I try to keep my privacy, to an extent.

    Well some can’t distinguished between reality and virtual reality. There was a guy, I think he’s Japanese, that married a virtual character. What’s up with that? I’ll look for the article onliine.

    • honeypotter
      January 6, 2010 at 1:11 pm

      Hi, girlgeum!

      Eavesdropping, spying…Yeah, There are many cameras in a lot of places, such as streets, stations, shops etc. Like ‘Minority Report’ by Philip K. Dick, you can probably be identified yourself with your retinas and be caught wherever you are… How terrible!

      Oh, it sounds an interesting story you have! There was a guy living in Japan. He was single and looking for the one….hehehe

  3. January 7, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Here’s the story.

    Have you ever heard about the book 1984 by George Orwell?

    • honeypotter
      January 7, 2010 at 10:45 pm

      Oh, I’ll check it. 🙂

      1984 by George Orwell? I’m afraid I don’t know. He is from England? Ummm…I just imagined ‘1941’ by Steven Spielberg.

  4. January 8, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Yes. His real name was Eric Blair.

    Have you ever heard this phrase, “Big Brother is watching you.” It’s from the book. Big Brother is the government. You had no privacy. The book is one of my favorites.

    I mentioned some movies in the other post, but since you mentioned Spielberg, have you ever watch E.T.? I’ve enjoyed some of his movies.

    And H.P., have a wonderful weekend. Stay warm. 🙂

    • honeypotter
      January 9, 2010 at 1:36 am

      Oh, the book ‘Big Brother Is Watching You’ It sounds interesting. I almost finish reading ‘Angels and Demons’, so I’ll check it at book stores.

      E.T. Yeah, I’ve seen it before. In ’80s, there are a lot of interesting movies that Spielberg directed or produced.

      Thanks, girlgeum, it’s too cold here. We can see blue and clear skies instead of cold. 🙂

  5. January 12, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    It was a line in the book 1984.

    Blue and clear skies are great. 🙂

    • honeypotter
      January 14, 2010 at 12:15 am

      Oh, really? I have nice tastes for author? 🙂

      By the way, I got ‘1984’! I couldn’t find ‘Big Brother is Watching You’ at the book store.

  6. January 15, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    In the book 1984, ‘Big Brother is watching you’ is a sentence.

    Maybe a book is called that; I don’t know.

    Have you heard of After Dark by Haruki Murakami?

    And H.P., enjoy your weekend. 🙂

    • honeypotter
      January 17, 2010 at 10:49 pm

      Oh, I see. It’s the phrase in the book, ‘1984’ 🙂

      I’m afraid I’ve never read Haruki Murakami. 😦

      I think I have some biased tastes on reading…hehehe 🙂

      I have a fever now. Such a tough weekend, girlgeum 🙂

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