Thursday, January 19, 2006

The Mechanical Dick

Phillip K. Dick, that is. The fabulously twisted science fiction writer, who gave us the print versions of Blade Runner, Minority Report, Total Recall, etc. has been memorialized in what I can only call a highly appropriate manner. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the PKD Android. "With an artificial intelligence based persona based on the life and works of Philip K. Dick, the robot depicts the author with stunning accuracy. Using cameras in his eyes, the Android is able to recognize individuals in a crowd and can carry on conversations."

Don't worry. If it gets loose, we can send Harrison Ford to hunt it down and kill it.


David Terrenoire said...

For some reason, when I read the headline, I thought this post was going in a whole other Steely Dan-like direction (not the band).

James Lincoln Warren said...

If the android really does act like PKD, we won't have to worry about Harrison Ford hunting it down. It will either commit suicide in extreme despair or enter into a permanent fugue state after ingesting large amount of psychoactive drugs.