“The electric things have their life too. Paltry as those lives are.”
― Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
On the final day of the Chinese New Year holiday, I headed to the main shopping area — ATT 4 Fun, which is the large mall that attracts locals and tourists with its shops, restaurants, bars, and clubs. They had plenty of displays set up for the Year of the Sheep. This one had me contemplating the Philip K. Dick classic that was turned into Bladerunner with Harrison Ford.
Seriously, what does this sign really mean? Are these electric sheep? Will I be electrocuted if I pet them? And do Taipei’s androids dream of electric sheep during Chinese New Year?