Philip K Dick is missing!

An android, called Phil, based on the author Philip K. Dick has gone walkabout and no-one’s quite sure where. Dick wrote the novels that inspired films such as Total Recall, Minority Report, and, most ironically, Blade Runner. The latter being a story about artificial humans attempting to escape their predestined roles.

Along with an eerie likeness to the author, the robot features award-winning artificial intelligence that mimics the writer’s mannerisms and lifelike skin material to affect realistic expressions.

Top-of-the-line voice software loaded with data from Dick’s vast body of writing allows the robot to carry on natural-sounding conversations, although it does come off as a bit doddering at times.

As William Gibson (from whose blog I got the link from) wrote: ‘Can’t. Make. It. Up.’

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