The story of Mark 1
Ricky, a self-proclaimed maniac, has been pursued by international media for interviews because he has realized a childhood dream by creating an android all by himself. He insists that he likes to play in life, to do what interests him. That sounds so carefree. But how many have been able to put it into action?
Like many Ricky was introduced to robots through watching cartoon in his childhood. Like many children he also wondered if it would become a reality. And like many he has to work for a living when he grew up. He becomes a graphic designer but the only difference is he never gave up his childhood dream. He has poured $400,000 into developing Mark I, an android fashioned after a Hollywood movie star. Mark I is very life-like and has detailed expressions. To produce an android usually takes a great deal of money and a whole team for research and development. But Ricky has managed to do it on his own. This is why the media from around the world have been interviewing him.
Becoming a graphic designer in the 90s, Ricky has seen the heyday and the decline of the industry. Robot technology on the other hand has made leaps and bounds, from mechanical arms to androids that can walk. He believes this is a new industrial revolution. But Hong Kong has been slow to catch up. At the crossroad of a dying industry of graphic design and a new thriving industry of robot, will he be able to continue his robot dream?