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Jan 07

Philip K. Dick: We Can Rebuild You

Some of you might remember the Philip K. Dick robot that went missing. As a fan of science fiction and the strange, I posted about this weird incident back in 2006.

Well, this creature has been rebuilt.

Hanson Robotics just rebuilt the Philip K. Dick Android! To replace the android that we lost in 2005, Dutch public broadcasting corporation VPRO sponsored this new robotic Phil. The robot is smarter and more sophisticated than ever, and is growing smarter all the time. Phil lives!!

As a sort of footnote to this, in 2006 I wrote, while very drunk, a short story on the subject of this android. The story won second place in Neometropolis’s HUMAN v2.0 contest, finishing behind Jetse De Vries,  and I became $100 richer.

But that  magazine no longer exists. Neither does that story. A virus destroyed the computer it was on. I lost all of my short fiction.

Seems something is always missing.

Update – thanks to an anonymous commenter, here’s a PDF of that issue of Neometropolis: neometropolis-0x09

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3 comments

  1. Anonymous

    The wayback machine has a copy but it is a pain to link to, so have a megaupload: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WG796XW6

  2. anon

    The wayback machine has a copy but it is a pain to link to, so have a megaupload: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WG796XW6

    sorry if I posted this twice, apparently I can find a pdf from a dead website in a couple of minutes but leaving a comment on a wordpress blog is completely beyond me.

  3. Ryan Oakley

    Thank you!

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