“Replicants are like any other machine. They’re either a benefit or a hazard. If they’re a benefit, it’s not my problem.”
A benefit or a hazard, says Deckard. One or the other. Not both, not neither. The binary nature of this didn’t hit me as fully at the beginning of the course, but now I see it – now I’m onto you, Blade Runner 2049. But it’s here, and it’s unmistakeable, the perfect microcosmic example of why the critical ideas surrounding digital cultures are so necessary… over-simplistic sci-fi and bad action films may never been the same again.