Philip K. Dick: Gnostic? Prophet? Saint?
by, June 20th, 2009 at 04:08 PM (1042 Views)
Looking back at my husband's life and work 27 years after his death, I wonder what he would think of this world. Is it anything like the future that he predicted? Not really.
Perhaps Phil's dystopic visions helped us to make changes that prevented the rise of the police state, at lest to some extent. But we are headed int he direction of cities swarming with homeless people, thieves and murderers, much like the major European cities of the Middle Ages, but with modern technology.
Scary! Philip K. Dick was a complex genius, but he was ultimately human, with all the faults from which humanity suffers, and with all the hopes and dreams that humanity strives to make real.
~~ Tessa B. Dick