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-0×09