Friday, March 03, 2006

Philip K. Dick Is Missing

Well, the android of him, anyway. I always liked PKD's reasoning that the only real reason to make androids look like humans is to fool people.

Here's the article.

Here's the home page of Hanson Robotics, the company that made Phil (a Tyrell Corp. subsidiary, perhaps?). That's a pic of their Phil "'droid," to the right.


Blogger X. Dell said...

So much irony. So much effort to keep from laughing my guts out.

Where to begin? Say that the Dick android has become sentient. He would have, of course predicted that in "Blade Runner." But if he predicted this in "Blade Runner," then that would make him a precog.

Of course, he identified himself and other sci-fi writers as such in the story "Waterspider."

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