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PKD Android
July 24, 2005 11:36 AM   Subscribe

It was only a matter of time before someone built a Philip K. Dick Android. And blogged about it. Don't you just love it when literature and meatspace collide?
posted by signal (15 comments total)

 
Of course this begs the question, does it dream of electric sheep?
posted by clevershark at 1:13 PM on July 24, 2005


Also, I have to ask -- does the guy intentionally screw up the height-width ratio of his pictures before putting them up on the blog? Ridley Scott he is not.
posted by clevershark at 1:29 PM on July 24, 2005


Some group... some sort of "Foundation," needs to build a combat-enabled Isaac Asimov android. Mecha-Asimov and this anemic Philip K. Dick robot can duke it out for supremacy. PKD was a great author, don't get me wrong.
posted by Derive the Hamiltonian of... at 1:48 PM on July 24, 2005


More to the point, it begs the question, does it KNOW it's an android?

'Cause it would be REALLY funny if it didn't.

*grin*
posted by InnocentBystander at 2:24 PM on July 24, 2005


I'm not so sure PKD would be happy to know he's running on the .NET framework.
posted by xmutex at 3:19 PM on July 24, 2005


Somewhat disconcerting.
posted by Drexen at 4:07 PM on July 24, 2005


Some group... some sort of "Foundation," needs to build a combat-enabled Isaac Asimov android.

Or a Philip José Farmer clone that you can kill in the sure knowledge that it will come back to life on a random riverbank the next day.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 4:09 PM on July 24, 2005


Raises the question, people. But you knew that already.
posted by Eideteker at 7:39 PM on July 24, 2005


Eideteker: looks at the tags.
posted by signal at 8:10 PM on July 24, 2005


Eideteker writes "Raises the question, people. But you knew that already."

Meh. It's called usage. Look into it.
posted by clevershark at 8:18 PM on July 24, 2005


I think Warren Ellis had the best albiet pretty cruel line for this:

"Animatronic Philip K Dick Weeps Real Amphetamines"
posted by skallas at 1:11 AM on July 25, 2005


Does it dream of electric sheep?
posted by leapfrog at 9:15 AM on July 25, 2005


Hey, do you think it dreams of electric sheep?
posted by sonofsamiam at 9:37 AM on July 25, 2005


No, really. Inquiring minds want to know:
Does it dream of electric sheep?
posted by leapfrog at 10:32 AM on July 25, 2005


Thanks, signal! PKD is my favorite author by far. There is disappointingly little info from first link, but much better links from the blog though. One thing I found, one of the lead robot designers former projects in which he model from his girlfriend, here
I guess its an art that improves with time. Because PKD looks great. I can't wait for a scanner darkly in 2006.
posted by uni verse at 11:14 AM on July 25, 2005


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