Blade Runner by Ridley Scott:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

This classic film set the tone for many imitators; it's signature presentation of a ruined Los Angeles, special effects, performances and story make this a great movie. Directed by Ridley Scott, screenwriters Hampton Fancher and David Peoples made Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep come alive. Manufactured human beings called "replicants" escape from off-world colonies and come to Earth. Rick Deckard, a semi-retired blade runner, is called to retire them (hunt them down, and kill them). Select an invention:

Advertising Airship
A dirigible capable of reproducing full-color video ads on its sides.

Designer Eyes
Genetic designers create better-than-perfect eyes for replicants.

Esper Photo Analysis - zoom way in
A device that can find remarkable levels of detail from a photograph.

Flying Car
Flying police car has VTOL.

Full-Motion Building Advertising Facade - a new life awaits
An advertising display that covers an entire skyscraper; it provides full-motion video to onlookers.

Micro Label
A serial number or logo so small it can only be seen under extreme magnification.

Voight-Kampff Test - are you human?
A test intended to distinguish human beings from replicants.

 

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