The main thesis/theme of the text is the strategy of Japan to subvert the Singularity and prevent the abuse of advanced technology.
- Japan aims to subvert the Singularity and ensure technology is not abused
- The assassination of the US president and political turmoil are attributed to biological and technological integration
- The protagonist, B.T., feels complicit in a crime involving a sequence of code
- Dr. Agawa presents a tic-tac-toe game as an analogy to explain the strategy
- B.T. realizes the importance of not playing the game to win