Angel Replicants and Solid Holograms: Blade Runner 2049 and Its Impact on Robotics

  • Rebecca Gibson


In this final descriptive chapter, Gibson examines the most current iteration of the story, Blade Runner 2049, and teases out implications for the future of robotics. Humans identify themselves against a contrast of Replicant life in a very binary fashion. The creator is meaningless without the creation, for to know what it is to be human, there must be an inhuman correlate. For the latter part of this chapter, the author includes interviews with robotics developers and sci-fi authors about their own desires, and why they chose to make hominoid robots. What happens when the creator is replaced and the creation can give birth to life? Will our own robotics ever be able to self-replicate?


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  • Rebecca Gibson
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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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