June 24, 2005

Phillip K. Dick Robot

Phillip K. Dick Resurrected via BoingBoing
Officially, this is as creepy and ironic as science fiction gets: a robot of a human being who's most famous novel adaptation talks about robots developing humanity yet being trapped in a robotic body, and who's works "addressed themes in which science, technology and robotics challenge and twist human identity." Granted, that'd be a good plot for a science fiction story in of itself. Ah well.

So, it seems for Wired's NextFest, someone's going to show a Phillip K. Dick robot, which will use voice recognition, facial recognition, identity/behavior perception, AI, and a whole slew of things to create a human-like appearance. This seriously sounds fantastic, and I'm absolutely seething that I can't be in Chicago this weekend.

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Posted by Ted Stevko at June 24, 2005 07:08 AM | TrackBack