serial experiments lain
        layer:09 "PROTOCOL" 

                                        Translated by Keisuke Shindo
                                        Jan. 5 1999 Ver 1.1

 "It is drawing to a close..."
 The Iwakura family that was made for Lain is about to end.


(Voice) If you want to avoid the pain, you should believe in God.
(Voice) Whichever you believe in or not, God is always with you.

(Title) PROTOCOL Layer:09

(Narrator) In July 4 1947, a strange flying object dropped at a desert in New
(Narrator) Mexico USA. 
(Narrator) It has not still been proved what it was.
(Narrator) Guesses became facts, and rumors became histories.

(Lain) Who?
(Lain) Who?

(Narrator) In 1984, a undeveloped film in brown envelope arrived to James
(Narrator) Chandra who was a producer of TV from an anonymous person.
(Narrator) It was so called MJ-12 document in the film.
(Narrator) It says that 12 people made a secret promise with extraterrestrial
(Narrator) lives under President's direct orders.
(Narrator) Roscoe Hillenketter who was the director of the CIA when the Rowel
(Narrator) case was a chief of the 12 people.
(Narrator) Now it is well known that the President Truman's sign was only a
(Narrator) copy of another document.

(Narrator) There were Vannevar Bush who were the head of the department of MIT
(Narrator) as one of 12 members of MJ-12.

(Lain) Connect wired.

(Lain(wired)) How can you make something already happened never happened?
(Eye) Are you lain? I see.
(Lain(w)) I don't know you. But you know me.
(Eye) Information may not always flow bi-directional.
(Eye) You have been here since this wired was created.
(Eye) You are free in here.
(Lain(w)) But, It's not me!
(Ear) Yes, When have we been here?
(Ear) I know we have not been here since this world was created.
(Eye) It is nothing concerned!
(Eye) If the existence can be remembered, It is already a record.
(Arm) I think it is groundless what you said.
(Arm) Do you think how old she is? She's still a child.
(Lain(w)) Not about me , Now...

(Narrator) Vannevar Bush put forward a new plan to extend memories, MEMEX in
(Narrator) 1945.
(Narrator) It was a system to view a information in microfilm to a half
(Narrator) transparent screen.
(Narrator) He planned to compress information and access it quickly.
(Narrator) Bush led the Manhattan project that was an experiment of an atomic
(Narrator) bomb.
(Narrator) He also made a basis of multimedia at the same time.

(JJ) You forgot this.
(Lain) What?
(JJ) You forgot this at there yesterday.
(JJ) I'll dump this if you don't need.
(Lain) Did I forget this?
(JJ) I said so.

(Narrator) John C. Lilly searched the unconsciousness of human by experiment of
(Narrator) cutting off the sense by using drugs and an isolation tank.
(Narrator) He thought that he was connected to something like an existence in
(Narrator) space.
(Narrator) He called it ECCO, Earth Code Control Organization(?) which led him.
(Narrator) After that, Lilly became to research about dolphins.
(Narrator) Dolphins can communicate by ultrasonic waves of wide range in water.

(Taro) What?
(Lain) I promised to you.
(Taro) What?
(Lain) I'll date with you.
(Myu-myu) Really? Did you say that?
(Taro) Did I promise?
(Myu-myu) No, No.
(Taro) Even if I did, I don't want to date with current you, Lain.
(Myu-myu) Idiot! Taro!
(Lain) She is the same as me. I am myself. I am only one.

(Taro) Great!
(Taro) You made this very well.
(Taro) I see. This synchronizes those parallel processor.
(Taro) It's not so smart, but it is still extendable.
(Taro) How do you cool down this? 
(Lain) Taro.
(Taro) Is this liquid carbon?
 (He said exactly "liquid carbon".)
(Lain) Sit there.
(Taro) What?
(Lain) You know this, don't you?
(Taro) !
(Lain) You are Taro.
(Lain(wired)) You are Knights, aren't you?
(Taro) You are... true Lain...
(Lain(w)) I'm not sure if there is another me in wired or not.
(Lain(w)) But in this real world, there is no me other than myself.
(Lain(w)) One another me with flesh only appeared in the club.
(Lain(w)) It would be enough if I modify the people's memory who were there.
(Taro) I can't...
(Lain(w)) Play track 44.

(Father) It is drawing to a close... 
(Father) Finally...
(Mother) So, please before it's too late...
(Mika) a.. e..
(Mika) Pee Pee Pee... I understand.
(Mika) Pee Pee Pee... Now transmitting. Pee Pee Pee...

(Lain(w)) Stop.
(Taro) It was not me...
(Taro) But I know that the data which JJ receives has such effect.
(Lain(w)) If I install this chip, how will I do?
(Lain(w)) Suicide? Lose my sense?
(Taro) I don't know. I'm too young to be a formal member of Knights. I'm only..
(Lain(w)) What will I do...
(Taro) It is an involatile memory. It will rewrite the memories which already
(Taro) exists.
(Lain(w)) What kind of memories?
(Taro) I... I don't know...
(Taro) Knights is not just crackers, Lain.
(Taro) ?
(Taro) You are strange. So Knights get interested in you.
(Taro) Knights fights in order to make only one truth real.
(Lain) I can't understand. What is the only one truth?
(Taro) I have never been told it because I'm not a formal member of Knights.
(Taro) But it is true. Truth is strong because it is true.
(Taro) Truth is justice because it is true.
(Taro) Don't you think it is very persuasive?
(Taro) Don't you also want such a truth?
(Taro) I'll back. Myu-myu will jealous of you.
(Lain) Taro, thank you.
(Taro) You...
(Taro) It is date. I'm a man.

(Narrator) Ted Nelson who learned from Vannevar Bush and John C. Lily who were
(Narrator) heresy pioneers, claimed a plan "Xanadu" that is a electric library
(Narrator) in satellite that can be used from anywhere on earth by
(Narrator) electromagnetic waves and an telephone network.
(Narrator) It is an Mongolian utopia where every text culture will exist
(Narrator) forever.
(Narrator) It is called "Xanadu". Hypertext can make it real in this world.
(Narrator) Ted Nelson will go down in history as a proponent of it.

(Lain) Hello Navi.
(Lain) Kachi Kachi (sound of machine).... Memory check....
(Lain) Kachi Kachi...

(Lain) Was it me?
(Lain(past)) Yes, this was me.
(Lain) Who were those people?
(Lain(past)) I don't know because I'm you.
(Lain) It's not true...

(Lain) Everything must be lie... Why do you do so?

(Narrator) The earth itself has peculiar electromagnetic waves.
(Narrator) There are always resonances at 8 Hz in ELF band between the ground
(Narrator) and the ionosphere. It is called "Shuman Effect"
(Narrator) It is a brain wave of the earth. But we still don't know how it
(Narrator) affects to human.

(Narrator) Human's population on earth will become the same number as neurons
(Narrator) in brain.
(Narrator) Douglas Rachcov claims that it will awake the consciousness of earth
(Narrator) itself by connecting humans each other by network. 
(Narrator) Network has spread so quickly, and it became like neural network in
(Narrator) brain. Therefore, the earth itself will become one neural network.

(Lain) The only one truth... God.
(Deus) Yes, it's me.

(Narrator) Eiri Masami was a chief research worker in Tachibana lab.
(Narrator) He improved the theory of neural network of earth itself.
(Narrator) He advocated that every human's unconscious will be connected to a
(Narrator) wireless network without devices (by Shuman effect).
(Narrator) He added a function to use Shuman Resonance to the 7th protocol in
(Narrator) code on his own discretion .
(Narrator) When Tachibana Lab. know it, they dismissed him.
(Narrator) One week later, Eiri was found as a dead body run over and killed
(Narrator) at the railway on Yamanote line.
(NewsPaper) Mr. Eiri Masami