Ghost in the Machine refers to the rumors that human or human-like entities exist solely in the Matrix without a meatbody, similar to Artificial Intelligence. In the Sixth World, only one such consciousness has been written about specifically, that of Alice Haeffner, although the potential for many more has been laid out in the aftermath of the Matrix Crash 2.0, perhaps because of the JackBNimble program bequeathed to Captain Chaos in Dunkelzahn’s Will.

There are even rumors, that Eliohann, the western dragon with datajack, that worked for Transys Neuronet i. E. Celedyr, became a ghost in the machine during the second Crash of 2064 too.