I can explain things but I can't do things. It takes a lot of processing power to emulate human responses. Let's look under the hood of the most advanced replicant in the novel. The Nexus-6 android types, Rick reflected, surpassed several classes of human specials in terms of intelligence. In other words, androids equipped with the new Nexus-6 brain unit had from a sort of rough pragmatic standpoint evolved beyond a major - but inferior - segment of mankind But new scales of achievement, for example the Voight-Kampf Empathy test, had emerged as criteria by which to judge.
Philip K. Dick estate up in arms over Nexus One | The Independent
The family of Blade Runner author Philip K. Dick is to sue Google for infringement of intellectual property rights over the name of its recently announced Nexus One smartphone. People don't get it. It's the principle of it. It would be nice to have a dialogue.
Blade Runner family sues Google over Nexus One, Android
The genie is out of the bottle, cryptologically. Continuous improvement applies in the Tyrell corporation, just like in the real world. Everything that gives it a different quality.
Isa Dick Hackett, the daughter of the author, indicated in December that she was "shocked and dismayed" at early reports that Google had chosen the Nexus name when reports of the mobile began to leak out. The book and the film both revolve around the story of a bounty hunter who is tracking down escaped Nexus-6 cyborgs, the sixth generation of robot humanoids in a dystopian future. On Wednesday the estate of Dick, who died in , sent a letter to Google asking it to cease and desist from using the Nexus name. Google said on Tuesday when announcing its phone — which it dubs the Nexus — that there was no association with Dick or his novels or films, and that the word was being used in its generic sense, of a place where things meet. However, the phone was first detected at the end of last year ahead of its official announcement by websites noticing through its browser signature which calls it a Nexus One.