Artificial Intelligence Taking Over? Robot Threatens to Cage Creators

While considered one of the world’s most renowned science fiction writers, Philip K. Dick wasn’t exactly the most easygoing guy. Many of the themes addressed in his books dealt with paranoia, drug abuse, and schizophrenia, and he drew upon his own life for inspiration. While he may have been a difficult man to relax and enjoy a beer with, his android, on the other hand, may downright terrify you. For one, the robot looks remarkably similar to the famed author. So similar that it may fall within the irretrievable depths of the Uncanny Valley – the principle that machines become increasingly creepy the more realistic they become. Not to mention the fact that while his face may be uncomfortably familiar, the back of his head is left wide open, a frightening collection of wires and connectors spilling down the back of its neck. But physical appearance…


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