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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep eBook è Read ✓ johnscyclingdiary Ô ⚣ [PDF] ✅ Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip K. Dick ✰ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk It was January 2021 and Rick Deckard had a license to killSomewhere among the hordes of humans out there luHumans out there lurked several rogue androids Deckard's assignment find them and thenretire them Trou I Love Dick There I've said it No not a “Mood Organ” or blood filled skin sack made to facilitate reproduction but Philip K Dick Is it really possible for androids to acuire human traits like empathy and the desire to understand the meaning of life and avoid death at all costs What would the role of socialism play in an android world Would self aware androids seek out to destroy anything that threatened their existence or tried to control their thoughts ie programmingA Google search revealed that the search for intelligent android life is alive and well I learned that there are no less than 15 groups attempting to create intelligent android lifeDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep was a joyous adventure into mans struggles with ideas such as real vs unreal life vs un life mind control intelligence vs mental deficiency decay vs regeneration the value of religion real or imagined and the value of individualism vs the collective Sounds like something that should have a “King James Version” doesn't it I would consider attending mass at a church where the virtues and values explored in this book were studied and ‘preached’Would an intelligent android society have a need for religion even if they understood that the religion they followed was created divinely inspired or not to give them hope and a forum where they would feel like a part of something bigger and conseuential than oneself What value does religion have in the lives of mankind This is one of the fundamental issues Dick toys with in the world he creates in this novelAnd now I digressWhile in college I played around a little with writing an Artificial Intelligence AI program I called “The Oracle” It was a simple program where input from the user was stored in data files along with key words that would allow the program to associate the users input with the key words The result was that “The Oracle” could use input from the user to “learn” custom responses to uestions the user might ask My rudimentary computer skills and the memory storage limits of my Commodore 64 resulted in my abandoning the project after numerous attempts to avoid the “out of memory” errors Oh the limitations of computers Would a memory error like this in humans be considered something like a seizureIf we succeed in creating self aware computers I wonder what they would think of their creators Would they treat their parents better than we treat our own human parents or would they tend to migrate to their own creating a separate mechanical societyDicks Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep explores this uestion and presents one look at how this might work outIf you are a fan of relevant science fiction I would recommend this book I ended up reading this one twice in a row to make sure I didn’t miss anything Others familiar with Dick might suggest other Dick works that couldshould be read before taking on this philosophicalsocial work By the way a “Mood Organ” is an invention by Dick It’s a device used by humans to manipulate their moods The user dials in a code which correlates with a specific emotion mood or desire Sounds like something that should take two “D” sized batteries and be stored at the bottom of the underwear drawer huhEnjoy the book and try to ignore the incessant buzzing in the background it's just the androids busy at work

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Ble was the androids all looked exactly like humans and they Do Androids Kindle didn't want to be fou Is Deckard an android An android he said doesn't care what happens to another android That's one of the indications we look forThen Miss Luft said you must be an androidThat stopped him; he stared at herThis is all I could think about when reading I really looked for evidence to back the idea up though the novel only provided me with speculation and partial facts For every little suggestion in the text that he is a robot there is an effective counter argument Somehow though I am not entirely convinced “Maybe there was once a human who looked like you and somewhere along the line you killed him and took his place And your superiors don’t know” I think Phillip K Dick left it purposefully open to an extent and that’s the entire point of the novelWhat is life How do we define it and what separates us from entities that simulate almost every human experience and emotion Very little Phillip K Dick creates a city full of doubt and conspiracy Androids could be anywhere and they could be anyone As technology advances it becomes harder and harder for them to be detected by police They even think they are human with a will and freedom to choose their own lives Who has the right to tell them noDeckard pushes such thoughts to the back of his mind though they constantly plague him and creep up in the shadows of his dreams He is on the cusp of a moral crisis an identity crisis a crisis that may change the way he sees the world Though like most people he is driven by money Killing murdering androids pays really well and Deckard wants a new animal His electric sheep died and he dreams of replacing it with an exceedingly rare real life version something far important than preoccupations with empathy The value of animals and the natural world to the human psyche is firmly established throughout the book There is an almost depressive uality to the novel a smoky haze that clouds the cities The scientific boom of the future world has severed the link between man and his true self He is detached and has to rely on artificiality to get by an artificiality of emotions and animals themselves Animals have become rare and extremely costly They are highly sought after and as such there is a huge market for fake animals androids electric sheep Thus Deckard kills and robots in order to attain his goal of getting an animal of finding himselfThis is a great novel one that uestions existence itself It certainly made me think Admittedly though I think the movie Blade Runner was so much better Aside from the exuisite cinematography and soundtrack it was far effective at delivering the humanity of the androids and the final confrontation was masterful It capitalised on the themes here and made them stronger

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Do Androids Dream of Electric SheepIt was January and Rick Dream of Kindle #180 Deckard had a license to killSomewhere among the hordes of “It's the basic condition of life to be reuired to violate our own identity”― Philip K Dick Do Androids Dream of Electric SheepHaving hooked up all the iridescent wires from my XC 23 Weird and Crazy in Fiction Test Machine to Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep I’m here to report results showed the needle registering a maximum ten out of ten on each and every page uite a feat uite a novel But then again maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised after all this is Philip K Dick One of the most bizarre reading experiences anyone could possibly encounter Rather than attempting to comment on plot or the seuence of events too wild to synopsize here are ten ingredients the one and only PKD mixes together in his outlandish science fictional stew Rick Deckard the novel’s main character a bounty hunter on the city police force assigned to track down and destroy human like androids that have emigrated illegally from Mars The year 2021 the place San Francisco in the aftermath of nuclear war deadly dust everywhere many species wiped out The government says androids must remain on Mars and continue doing all the dirty work for humans who have migrated to the red planet Darn The problem is androids especially the most recently improved version with their new Nexus 6 brain unit have been given way too much intelligence Voigt Kampff Empathy Test – Fortunately bounty hunters can administer a test to determine who is human and who is android The central dilemma with androids – without the very human capacity to feel compassion for others an android is nothing than a solitary predator a cold killer capable of murdering humans left and right to eventually take over A true stroke of PKD irony since there are a number of instances where androids appear to have deep feelings and empathy for each other and even humans Meanwhile the human bounty hunters are expected to eliminate or “retire” androids with no feelings than if they were disassembling a vacuum cleaner This philosophical conundrum emerges repeatedly throughout the novel John Isidore –Since he scored low on his I test labeled a special and chickenhead Isidore can’t emigrate to Mars He lives alone in an empty decaying apartment building on the outskirts of the city and drives a truck for an animal rescue company When at home Isadore watches hawkers and comedians on his TV when he's not grabbing the handles of his black empathy box that enables him to fuse his feeling with all of life a major tenet of the new religion of Mercerism founded by that superior being Wilbur Mercer Such belief and behavior leads to yet another area of PKD style philosophic inuiry However by the end of the novel it becomes clear anyone human or android should think twice before putting their life in the hands of a chickenheadBuster Friendly – Leading TV personality and all around funny guy who makes announcements and pronouncements on what’s real and what’s fake on topics near and dear to the hearts of the remaining survivors Topics can range from the latest reports on nuclear fallout to his biggest rival Wibur Mercer Mood Organ – In this futuristic world there’s no need for drugs and for good reason men and women like Rick Deckard and his wife have a “mood organ” where they can simply set the dial for a stimulant or a tranuilizer a hit of venom to better win an argument or even set the dial for a state of ecstatic sexual bliss Obviously there’s some upside here 2021 isn’t that far away Lets hope inventors are hard at work as you read these words Rachael Rosen – Beautiful daughter of Eldon Rosen founder of a major manufacturer of androids But wait Is Rachael a real human or could she turn out to be one of those very intelligent Nexus 6 androids Time for Rick Deckard to take out his euipment and give Rachael the Voigt Kampff Empathy Test Either way Rachael infuses serious energy into the story One of my favorite lines is when Rick Deckard asks himself after a phone call with Rachael “What kind of world is it when an android phones up a bounty hunter and offers him assistance” Happy Dog Pet Shop – One of the largest pet shops in the Bay Area they currently have an ostrich in their display window the bird recently arrived from the Cleveland zoo What a prize Rick Deckard is hooked – he stops and stares at the ostrich as he walks to work and later places a call to check on their asking price Whoa The price is outrageous Rick knows he would have to eliminate an entire string of androids just for the down payment But my goodness – to own one’s very own ostrich Kipple As John Isidore states as a matter of fact “Kipple is useless objects like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers or yesterday’s homeopape When nobody’s around kipple reproduces itself For instance if you go to bed leaving any kipple around your apartment when you wake up the next morning there’s twice as much of it It always gets and ” Sounds as ridiculous as the medieval idea of spontaneous generation Perhaps we should take into account that John Isidore is after all a chickenhead Luba Luft – On the list of androids Luba is currently a leading opera singer for the lead company in San Francisco Come on Rick Deckard do you really want to eliminate someone or something that is making such a formidable contributing to the arts PKD has Rick and a fellow bounty hunter discuss this very uestion as they follow orders from their higher ups Real and Electric Animals – Creatures of all stripes and varieties add much color to the story In addition to the above mentioned ostrich there’s a horse a sheep cat goat spider donkey crow and toad Some are real others electric A PKD book worth reading to discover the truth down to the last four legged wiggly “Damn her he said to himself What good does it do my risking my life She doesn't care whether we own an ostrich or not Nothing penetrates” Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Philip K Dick American Science Fiction author 1928 1982