In the first season of Ghost in the Shell, several Tachikoma robots sacrifice themselves to save the life of Batou. In the second season, they all sacrifice their AI-- their own individual personalities --to save humans from a nuclear bomb. This inspires a member of Section 9 to suggest that they developed "ghosts"-- basically souls. The very fact that these robots HAD individual personalities, in spite of having the same bodies and sharing memories, also suggests that they had souls.
On the other hand, they are still giant hunks of metal and programming. What do you think?
I've never watched any of the TV series, and I was like...13 when I saw the movie. (Good lord, that's more than a decade ago.) @_@ But I have a six-mile long list of things I "should" watch and almost no time to watch ANY of it!
Its hypothosised (didn't spell that right) not an actual fact from my understanding but it would stand to reason if the concept of a soul is something about a person that makes them who are they cause they are sentient then obviously they become sentient and get a soul i would believe.
Ghost=soul for all intents and purposes. But really one has to go for a leap of faith in this matter cause once you start talking about souls certain concepts of life and life after death come in as well as a supreme being...ect because souls strike on a higher level then technology can answer. As well since Ghosts=souls represent something special in ghost in the shell and remarkable when found...ect It would stand to reason this leap of faith must be made since in a science explaination all a soul or mind is is electrical impulses which really isn't any thing special in an of it self.