philip k. dick

Sun, Feb 16, 2003

The minority report by pkd is becoming a bit too real ... right now I'm an itchy finger away from buying a Tablet PC, which led to finding this page from IBM about "natural interaction" and "dream space". Combine that way of interacting with computers, add a touch of multiple instances of Joseph McMoneagle, and you have the reality of the minority report. (At least the computer part supplies the vision of the computer interaction in the movie version.)

Fri, Jan 10, 2003

A thousand years ago -- December, 2001 to be exact -- Wired magazine had a story about Asperger's Syndrome that I thought was pretty fascinating. The story was about autism, and a specific form of it that is common in Silicon Valley. A few days ago I read a sci-fi story by Philip K. Dick titled "Null-O", and I am struck by what he saw when he wrote that story ... in 1958.