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"There's a tendency to think that maybe if we can just throw enough hardware at the AI problem, then evolution can take care of the rest. Certainly that's how God went about making us."
- Rudy Rucker

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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