The Wave magazine took the replicant-or-human test from PK Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" (the basis for the film Blade Runner) and administered it to San Francisco's mayoral candidates. The results are highly amusing:
SUBJECT 4: TOM AMMIANO
It's your birthday. Someone gives you a calfskin wallet. How do you react?
Tom Ammiano: I'd look for money.
TW: You've got a little boy. He shows you his butterfly collection plus the killing jar. What do you do? TA: I'd think this was Blade Runner. That's my reaction.
TW: You're watching television. Suddenly you realize there's a wasp crawling on your arm.
TA: Call 911.
TW: You're in a desert walking along in the sand when all of the sudden you look down, and you see a tortoise, Tom, it's crawling toward you. You reach down, you flip the tortoise over on its back, Tom. 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. Why is that, Tom?
TA: That's interesting. I don't know. I'm a republican?
TW: Describe in single words, only the good things that come into your mind. About your mother.
TA: Tenderness. Yelling.