Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

This chapter begins with Rick looking at an ostrich in a pet store before heading to work. There his boss Police Inspector Harry Bryant tells him that the senior bounty hunter Dave Holden has been injured after being shot trying to retire an android. We also learn that the Rosen Corporation makes the Nexus-6 android brain, which makes androids very smart and hard to detect. Another important revelation in the chapter is that empathy testing, which detects emotions, is used to detect androids.

Rick also finds out that Bryant has requested help from police in the Soviet Union. He then reviews some material on the Nexus-6, noting to himself that although this android could defeat intelligence testing - no android could defeat empathy testing. He also reflects that only humans could experience empathy, although intelligence was fairly, universal amongst living creatures. He also...

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