More Than Human: Bladerunner's Human/Replicant Debate: PopSubCulture.com's The Biography Project
Blade Runner addresses issues arising from the differences between man and machine more than any other film. The root conflict in Blade Runner, as I see it is: What happens when machines created by man become superior to mankind? First, what does "superior" imply? Stronger? The Nexus-6 Replicants are physically stronger than humans, this is proven numerous times throughout the film. More intelligent? today that can physically outperform human beings in particular tasks. Replicants are treated as beings without souls, inanimate, emphasis on anima translated from Latin as "the soul". Philip K. Much like a young child who throws a tantrum rather than face the reality of an unpleasant situation, Leon murders his tormentor, rather than confront the imagery that the scenario has evoked. Rachael, on the other hand, has had human memories artificially implanted. Deckard: "A wasp crawls on your leg..." Rachael: "I'd kill it." Rachael does not even require a moment's hesitation to respond.