Serial Experiments Lain (1998– )
Kaori Shimizu: Lain Iwakura
Lain Iwakura : No matter where you go, everyone's connected.
Lain Iwakura : People only have substance within the memories of other people. And that's why there were all kinds of mes. There weren't a lot of mes per se, I was just inside all sorts of people, that's all.
Iwakura, Yasuo : Let me give you one little warning.
Lain Iwakura : Huh?
Iwakura, Yasuo : When it's all said and done, the Wired is just a medium of communication and the transfer of information. You mustn't confuse it with the real world. Do you understand what I'm warning you about?
Lain Iwakura : You're wrong.
Iwakura, Yasuo : Huh?
Lain Iwakura : The border between the two isn't all that clear. I'll be able to enter it soon. In full range. Full motion. I'll translate myself into it.
Iwakura, Yasuo : Even with a top of the line civilian Navi, you couldn't.
Lain Iwakura : I can do it. I've modified mine.
Iwakura, Yasuo : A Psyche processor, huh? But...
Lain Iwakura : Don't worry. I'm still me.
Iwakura, Yasuo : Sometimes I wonder.
Lain Iwakura : Why? Why did you die?
Navi [Dictating Chisa's response] : God is here.
Lain Iwakura : [gasp]
Miho Iwakura : The wired might actually be thought of as a highly advanced upper layer of the real world. In other words, physical reality is nothing but an illusion, a hologram of the information that flows to us through the wired.
Lain Iwakura : But ma...
Miho Iwakura : This is because the body, physical motion, the activity of the human brain is merely a physical phenomenon, simply caused by synapses delivering electrical impulses.
Lain Iwakura : But mom, I...
Miho Iwakura : The physical body exists at a less evolved plane only to verify one's existence in the universe.
Lain Iwakura : Are you really, truly my mother?
Miho Iwakura : [disappears]
Lain Iwakura : Are you?