Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

This marvelous novel has a lot going for it that never made it into the film Blade Runner. There are wonderful scenes and situations that show Dick's artistry in making you doubt just exactly what "human" means. You will sit and ponder for a long time after reading this book. Select an invention:

Android Safety Mechanism

Andy - an artificial human

Disease Circuit

Electric Sheep - livestock as consumer electronics

False Animal Repairman

Kipple - non-recycled paper.

Mood Organ - play your partner

Nexus-6 Brain Unit - meet my friend Roy

Nexus-7 Android

Oat-Tropic Circuit

Panic Alarm

Penfield Wave Transmitter - an emotional brain remote control

Replicant - an artificial human

Voight-Kampff Empathy Test - can you pass?

 

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