Stand Alone Complex

Laughing Man: Who knew that copies could still be produced despite the absence of the original? If you had to give a name to this phenomenon, what would you label it?

Motoko: It would be "Stand Alone Complex"

Laughing Man: Yes, it's the stand alone complex. From the start the very nature of our current social system has contained the mechanisms to trigger such an amazing occurrence. Personally however, I feel this marks the beginning of a new era of despair. What's your opinion?

Motoko: I don't know, it's impossible for me to say. Although I have found one thing that is capable of restoring your individuality after all your information has been syncronised.

Laughing Man: Oh really, and what's that?

Motoko: Everyday human curiosity.


The concept of many people getting the same idea, giving the appearance of either coordination or copycat behavior, but there is no originating even to copy.

Folksonomies: philosophy psychology emergence

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Laughing Man (0.907704): website | dbpedia | freebase | yago
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Abstraction (0.794414): dbpedia | freebase
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 1.26 C: Public Security Section 9, Once Again; STAND ALONE COMPLEX
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Fujisaku, Junichi (2006-06-07), 1.26 C: Public Security Section 9, Once Again; STAND ALONE COMPLEX, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Retrieved on 2013-05-02
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  • Folksonomies: anime cyberpunk