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Blade Runner 2049 and Philosophy: This Breaks the World. Robin Bunce, Trip McCrossin
- Blade Runner 2049 and Philosophy: This Breaks the World
- Robin Bunce, Trip McCrossin
- Page: 256
- Format: pdf, ePub, fb2, mobi
- ISBN: 9780812694710
- Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
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Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 sequel to the 1982 movie Blade Runner, about a world in which some human-looking replicants have become dangerous, so that other human-looking replicants, as well as humans, have the job of hunting down the dangerous models and “retiring” (destroying) them. Both films have been widely hailed as among the greatest science-fiction movies of all time, and Ridley Scott, director of the original Blade Runner, has announced that there will be a third Blade Runner movie. Blade Runner 2049 and Philosophy is a collection of entertaining articles on both Blade Runner movies (and on the spin-off short films and Blade Runner novels) by twenty philosophers representing diverse backgrounds and philosophical perspectives. Among the issues addressed in the book: What does Blade Runner 2049 tell us about the interactions of state power and corporate power? Can machines ever become truly conscious, or will they always lack some essential human qualities? The most popular theory of personhood says that a person is defined by their memories, so what happens when memories can be manufactured and inserted at will? We already interact with non-human decision-makers via the Internet. When embodied AI becomes reality, how can we know what is human and what is simulation? Does it matter? Do AI-endowed human-looking replicants have civil and political rights, or can they be destroyed whenever “real” humans decide they are inconvenient? The blade runner Deckard (Harrison Ford) appears in both movies, and is generally assumed to be human, but some claim he may be a replicant. What’s the evidence on both sides? Is Niander Wallace (the-mad-scientist-cum-evil-corporate-CEO in Blade Runner 2049) himself a replicant? What motivates him? What are the impacts of decision-making AI entities on the world of business? Both Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 have been praised for their hauntingly beautiful depictions of a bleak future, but the two futures are very different (and the 2019 future imagined in the original Blade Runner is considerably different from the actual world of 2019). How have our expectations and visions of the future changed between the two movies? The “dream maker” character Ana Stelline in Blade Runner 2049 has a small but pivotal role. What are the implications of a person whose dedicated mission and task is to invent and install false memories? What are the social and psychological implications of human-AI sexual relations?
Are Blade Runner's Replicants “Human”? Descartes and Locke
Enlightenment philosophers asked the same questions about what makes Part of Blade Runner's enduring appeal are the questions it poses Not only do these rebellious androids pose a threat to humans, but in this world, they the story will continue in the long-awaited sequel Blade Runner: 2049. Does 'Blade Runner 2049' Show us What it Means to be Human?
Watch how 'Blade Runner 2049' continues to ask (and maybe answer) some format, Hickson breaks down how Blade Runner 2049 shapes its philosophy and to learn how it helps to build such a rich and complex world. Robin Bunce (@RenegadesRobin) | Twitter
Blade Runner 2049 and Philosophy, out now in the US and soon in the UK. Just got my copies of #BladeRunner2049 & #Philosophy: This Breaks the World! Blade Runner 2049 review: Future Perfect | London Evening Standard
The question at Blade Runner 2049's pulsating heart has no glib answer That question, which has intrigued philosophers and theologians for a little told by his boss Lieutenant Joshi (Robin Wright), “this breaks the world”. Review: 'Blade Runner 2049' Is A Beautiful, Hellish Dreamscape
The world of Blade Runner 2049 is an apocalyptic hell, and also, a functioning Villeneuve wisely chooses not to break the mystique of the original story. On a philosophical level, the story offers great depth, but from a Blade Runner (franchise) - Wikipedia
Blade Runner is an American neo-noir science fiction media franchise originating from the A film sequel to Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2049, was released in 2017. . his well-known skepticism of Hollywood in principle, Dick enthused to Ridley Scott that the world created for the film looked exactly as he had imagined it.
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