Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick is the book behind the great Sci-Fi movie Blade Runner. That’s true, this inspired both Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049. But the book is stimulating, thought provoking and entertaining is so many other ways. The movies are great for the visuals, but the book paints visuals in your mind that no movie creator could do justice to. Imagine a grim post war world where almost all creators on earth have been destroyed, and humans are just hardly even hanging on, forcing migrations in Elon-Muskish-migrations to Mars and any other piece of rock in space that can generate resources for use by humanity. Imagine a world where the only pleasures on earth are simulated. There is virtual reality of course, but in reality there are android replicating the beauty of life, including sheep, cats, birds, horses, and yes, even humans. Human androids support humans who have moved to Mars and these androids are so sophisticated that it is impossible to tell them from the real thing.
These human like androids were so sophisticated they were banned from earth, but what if you were an android that was gold not to go someplace? Androids with the personality of a freedom loving philosophy decided to check earth out and over time a real problem developed where androids would sneak back to earth.
Which is where Rick Deckard came in. He was a paid, highly capable bounty hunter whose job it was to find rogue androids and retire them.
Those outlines may seem close enough to the movies, but stand by for tales you have never imagined. We promise you will come away with your mind expanded.
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