En Ars Technica se han ido a la Wired NextFest, que parece ser una de esas exhibiciones sobre el futuro donde el futuro es muy poco futuro y más bien pasado con un buen cromado. Han escrito un texto hilarante donde cuentan sus impresiones, destacando 10 puntos. Yo me quedo con el tercero, que me ha parecido divertidísimo:
3. The elderly Japanese people of the future will be so desperately lonely for companionship that they’ll purchase slightly creepy android replicas of the drug-addled but brilliant sci-fi author Phillip K. Dick. Why the Japanese, and why Phillip K. Dick? It’s a long story, and I’m not sure I fully understood it all when the android’s makers explained it to me. I think I probably read the wrong books growing up as a kid, or maybe I now watch the wrong TV shows.
I tried to convince the PKD android guys that if they were going to be in the business of making robotic replicas of famous, drugged-out writers, they should also consider offering a Hunter S. Thompson model. That way, at least the Japanese would have a choice of companions. I know if I were Japanese, I’d collect both models and watch them fight over a half gram of mescaline.
On a more serious note, I think the PKD robot would’ve been a lot cooler and significantly less creepy if they’d have glued his hair on, instead of leaving the wires in the top of his head exposed. But hey, PKD was an odd guy, and maybe he would’ve wanted it that way.