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Losing the Head of Philip K. Dick By David Dufty

Losing the Head of Philip K. Dick

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Losing the Head of Philip K. Dick: A Bizarre But True Tale of Androids, Kill Switches, and Left Luggage by David Dufty

The incredible story of Philip K. Dick's robotic resurrection - and the android's utterly Dickian 'escape'

"This compelling tale of androids, paranoid authors, and research into AI has... an ending that could have been written by Dick himself." The Guardian

"This story is touching, absorbing, and, ultimately, an exploration of what it means to be human." The Spectator

"An instant classic of weird science." Alex Boese

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Losing the Head of Philip K. Dick Reviews


"The best kind of popular science... Leaves you hungry to know more, and wondering at the possibilities that may lie ahead." * Australian Bookseller & Publisher *
"A fascinating read." * The Specusphere *
"Literally incredible." * The Age *
"A fascinating dive into the world of robotics, and worthy of Dick himself, wherever he may be." * The Bookseller *
"This story is touching, absorbing and, ultimately, an exploration of what it means to be human. ... Highly engaging." * The Spectator *
"This compelling tale of androids, paranoid authors, and research into AI has a suitably strange twist at the end... an ending that could have been written by Dick himself." * The Guardian *
"The story of the head of Philip K. Dick couldn't be a more apt metaphor for the state of humanoid robotics." * New Scientist *

About David Dufty


David Dufty was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Memphis at the time the Philip K. Dick android was being developed; he was a confidant to the team of scientists and had access to the android itself. He has a PhD in psychology and currently lives in Canberra, Australia. This is his first book. David Dufty is a Senior Research Officer at the Australian Bureau of Statistics. He completed a psychology degree with honours at the University of Newcastle and earned a PhD, also in psychology, at Macquarie University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Memphis, in Tennessee, at the time the Philip K. Dick android was being developed and worked closely with the team of scientists who created it.

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GOR003995848
Losing the Head of Philip K. Dick: A Bizarre But True Tale of Androids, Kill Switches, and Left Luggage by David Dufty
David Dufty
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oneworld Publications
2012-03-01
272
1851689222
9781851689224
N/A
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