Today’s developments in Industry 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence are very similar to yesterday’s science fiction. It was a pleasure and honor to compare them with the world of Philip K. Dick and his masterpiece “Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep?” The results are not only fascinating, but also identify potential ethical pitfalls. The human and artificial brains are more similar than we might have thought.
Dick’s novel is also known as “Blade Runner”, as the 1982 movie version got called. To celebrate the sequel and explain what happened from 2019, when the original played, to “Blade Runner 2049”, Warner Brothers launched three mini movies: