Voight-Kampff Empathy Test, 2015 edition


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The first thing I thought was, “Don’t tortoises live in or near the water, not in the desert?” Which is what I would’ve said if I were given the scenario in the comic.



I still would’ve asked the question, along with, “Why do you keep using ‘tortoise’ and ‘turtle’ interchangably?” And I got it backwards, anyhow (I’m not surprised, lol): http://www.londolozi.com/cubsden/whats-the-difference-between-turtles-tortoises-and-terrapins/


so you know that, but not that the Voight Kampff test isn’t about getting the right answer.


Something about this post seems familiar…


Holden: The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun beating its legs trying to turn itself over but it can’t, not without your help, but you’re not helping.
Leon: What do you mean I’m not helping?

It’s worth noting that Leon seemed disturbed by the idea of not helping; quite different than this one.


Holden: You’re in a desert, walking along in the sand when all of the sudden-
Leon: Is this the test now?
Holden: Yes. You’re in a desert walking along in the sand when all of the sudden you look down-
Leon: What one?
Holden: What?
Leon: What desert?
Holden: It doesn’t make any difference what desert, it’s completely hypothetical.
Leon: But how come I’d be there?
Holden: Maybe you’re fed up, maybe you want to be by yourself, who knows? You look down and you see a tortoise, Leon, it’s crawling towards you-
Leon: Tortoise, what’s that?
Holden: Know what a turtle is?
Leon: Of course.
Holden: Same thing.


Alternate title: Everything wrong with the comment section of any article involving a POC and the police.


Relax, that’s just part of the test.


Oh, good, I was afraid they changed something in the Matrix.


Tortoise is generally used for land critters. Turtles for both water based and certain limited land based critters (think box turtle).

So no tortoises are always land based, including those in the desert.



I do, but that’s just the first thing that popped into my head.


I think they updated this for today’s culture.



Rob, is there something going on with you and Cory? It’s like you’re not communicating any more. Do you… do you two need to see a counsellor?


“Describe in single words only the good things that come into your mind about… ethics in games journalism.”


I don’t think he was using the terms interchangably. The questioner used tortoise consistantly. I read it as another example of the dude’s ignorance that he kept using the wrong word.


My wife has never seen Blade Runner! And we watched it last night. Thanks.


I hope you watched the “final cut” version of the movie! That one’s the best.