>>7470603>now that the civilised world dont hunt whales anymore
Norway and Japan have a higher standard of living than Australia; do you not count them among the "civilised world" since they hunt whales?
And hunting whales is not unrealistic, unlike the idea of the wired as some mystical place which connects people with ghosts.>>7470620
Those were literal dead souls in Lain. And if it was some kind of 3deep5me metaphor it was a shitty one.>>7470640
You're just retroactively seeing whatever you want to see in that show. Lain didn't really predict the imperialistic behavior of a handful of tech companies like Google or Facebook. Lain was all about some cult of super-hackers and their secret club. Lain thought that a small elite of tech-savvy would rule the internet, whereas nowadays the internet is ruled by social media company because most people are technologically illiterate and dumb enough to willingly give away all their data. We never needed any hackers: people just gave away their privacy out of their own will.