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“Tyranny of an Object” in Do Androids…

  I’m interested in comparing the idea of consumerism within Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and a work called You Are What You Buy: Postmodern Consumerism and the Construction of Self by Danielle Todd. The link for the second … Continue reading

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The empathic response

Philip K. Dick sets up empathy as a primary theme of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? As we learn through Rick Deckard, an automatic empathic response is the stark difference between humans and androids. But, unlike his predilection for exposition, … Continue reading

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What is “human,” really?

In class, we’ve discussed how artificial intelligence is getting increasingly better at solving Turing tests, while human beings, who are supposed to excel at the tests, are actually getting worse at them. In Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? there … Continue reading

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