According to Greek myth, Pandora was given a box by the gods that was full of evil. But Pandora was curious and, in order to satisfy that natural curiosity, opened the box. The literal story may not be a historical event, but it is an analogy for much of human technology. With every new piece of science and technology, we behold at the same time a treasure chest and a Pandora’s box. Both are opened simultaneously. The question we need to ask ourselves is not whether what is inside the treasure chest outweighs the disadvantages of opening the Pandora’s box; the question we need to ask is whether we can bear to live with what is inside that Pandora’s box.
(As a small irony, I’ve noticed I name my opinion articles something fancy like other bloggers just trying to make the article look interesting to read.) Continue reading
First, if you don’t know what .hack is, see my post on the .hack franchise.
.hack//Quantum takes place in the World R:X, another generation of the MMORPG developed by CC Corp. The story is about three girls who hang out in the world: Sakuya, Mary, and Tobias. The first is a rambunctious character who inadvertently leads her friends into a cyber trap, and the fun goes on from there.