Do Android Dream of Electric Sheeps PDF can be considered as the most famous work of Philip K. Dick (PKD), mainly thanks to the adaptation work which later changed the original work: Blade Runner. The story is primarily about Rick Deckard’s journey to hunt six android models to escape Mars, a bounty hunter. At the same time, the story revolves around John Isidore, a somewhat incompetent person who helps androids.
Often the biggest mistake when reading this book is to think that it will be the very wordless Blade Runner. The 80s film directed by Ridley Scott filters out a lot of Phillip K. Dick’s ideas. Here are some elements that are important to the story but are left out:
- “Fad” possesses living creatures because, after a nuclear disaster, animals are nearly extinct.
- Chickenhead, who have genetically bad faults, are forbidden to have children and leave the Earth.
- Deckard’s “special” police headquarters is pulled in.
- Mercerism and the Empathy Box.
- The “degenerate” motif, or as Phillip calls “Kipple” things, gradually accumulates, draining the life of the world.
Because the movie has a lot of people in it, when it comes to reading stories, people will see that the world it is drawn in is more profound, detailed, and gloomy. Of course, it also has a problem because it has both a philosophy of religion, a model of the messianic character in the Land of Sand, and also discusses the division of class between person/person and machine. so the skeleton is quite cumbersome. And while the film lacks the depth but clarity, more clearly.
The story is very carefully focused on the difference between android and mankind. The most common criterion for assessing people/androids in a work is the ability to empathize: if you do not know mercy for your fellow humans then it is definitely Android. There was even a whole set of equipment and tests to evaluate that criterion, and as the story goes, that method of evaluation was very solid. But from the beginning of the story, the author has put a lot of questions around the empathy test.