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Japanese roboticists are working hard on the talking head from Neurmancer - the one that talks without synth chips. (Read
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|"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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