How to Build an Android: The True Story of Philip K. Dick’s Robotic Resurrection: Library... (Pre-recorded digital audio player)

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In 2006, a young robotocist on the way to Google headquarters lost an overnight bag on a flight somewhere between Dallas and Las Vegas. In it was a fully functional head of the android replica of cult science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. It has never been recovered. In a story that echoes some of the most paranoid fantasies of a Dick novel, listeners get a fascinating inside look at the scientists and technology that made this android possible. The author, a fellow researcher at the University of Memphis Institute of Intelligent Systems when the android was being built, exposes the cutting-edge technology in robotics, artificial intelligence, and sculpture that came together to capture the imagination of scientists, artists, and science fiction fans alike. There are also stories about Dick himself. Entertaining and informative, this is popular science at its best.

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ISBN 9781455134632
Genre LITERARY CRITICISM / Science Fiction & Fantasy
Format Pre-recorded digital audio player
Publisher Date 2012-06-05 00:00:00.0
Publisher Blackstone Audio Inc
Copyright Year 2012
Height 7.25 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.42 lb
Language English
Subtitle The True Story of Philip K. Dick’s Robotic Resurrection: Library Edition
Edition Detail Unabridged
Audience General/trade
Authors Dufty, David F.

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