>> Accela and Snow Crash
is an uncanny parallel between the drug "Accela"
of Lain and Neal Stephensons "Snow Crash"
from the book of the same name. According to the episode
"Layer 02: Girls," "Accela" makes the
mind feel as if it were accelerated, but it also "not
only the consciousness, but the workings of the brain itself
are altered, multiplying the brains operation capacity
by 2 to 12 times" (Lain, Layer 02: Girls). The
effects of this drug are unknown. In Snow Crash,
"Snow Crash" is thought to be a drug, a virus,
and a religion, all in one. Snow Crash poses as a drug,
so that it can spread like a virus, in order to promote
L. Bob Rifes religion. The main connection between
Accela and Snow Crash is that they both are influenced by
computer technology. Accela "uses nano-mechanisms to
oscillate at a specific frequency within the body"
(Lain, Layer 02: Girls). The end result, in the case
of Lain, is that the user hallucinated, and eventually committed
suicide. In Snow Crash, being exposed to Snow Crash
is similar to death. Hackers are the most susceptible to
the drugs bitmap scroll that "crashes" the
human mind. Both drugs implement the use of computer technology
to infect the user.