Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

Rick and Bryant begin discussing the eight Nexus-6 androids that have escaped to Earth. Holden, we learn has retired two of the eight, and has left notes and information on the last six. Before giving Rick the information, Bryant sends him to the Rosen Corporation in Seattle to use the Voigt-Kampff empathy test on some androids using the Nexus-6 brain. Bryant also expresses concern about Rick's ability, noting the android with the name Max Polokov is the one who shot Holden while he was administering the empathy test.

The two also discuss the possibility of humans failing the empathy test. Rick protests that it is not possible, but Bryant points out that if it did happen, Rick would be guilty of violating Mercer's law, even though the only humans who could fail would theoretically be institutionalized as psychotics. However, Bryant is still concerned...

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