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Comments on WT-6 Waseda Talking Robot Head From Neuromancer
Japanese roboticists are working hard on the talking head from Neurmancer - the one that talks without synth chips. (Read the complete story)

"I never felt that much association betewen Blade Runner and Neuromancer. The first line of the book sets the atmosphere for the trilogy; the rest is texture. Blade Runner certainly saturates your pores, and I think it does so in a way that Neuromancer doesn't even attempt. Ridley Scott's film world is dense and oppressive, as is The Sprawl, but Blade Runner almost leaves you feeling like you need a shower to wash off the residue of that world. Sure they're similar, but I think they share much in common with so many other dystopian near-futures. It's not quite on-topic, but I heard Scott in interview explain that he never read Do Androids ? because he didn't want PKD's world to influence the one he was trying to create. At the time I found that incredibly arrogant, but maybe Scott's is truly a stand-alone creation."
(ptYZOVx 3/31/2013 4:16:11 PM)

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