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"...science fiction is sort of like a sociological genome. It's a huge range of possible futures, most of them useless; some vital. You never really know in advance."
- Peter Watts

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

Deckard obtains a photograph belonging to a replicant; he places the photo in the device, which allows him to zoom in and change focus almost indefinitely.


(Esper photo analysis machine picture)

From Blade Runner, by Ridley Scott.
Published by Blade Runner Partnership in 1982
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Here's a picture of Deckard zooming in on an area of interest. Note also that the device is voice-activated - a feature I'll bet you won't find on Adobe's applications. Deckard names a set of coordinates and the device zooms in.


(Blade Runner Esper photo analysis machine)

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