Friday, August 26, 2011

Blade Runner

I caught much of
Ridley Scott's Blade Runner , often considered the best sci fi movie ever made, on the tube the other night. It's based on Philip K Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Other Dick products that have made it to the big screen include Total Recall, Minority Report, and Paycheck.

The movie is the story of Decker (Harrison Ford), a burned out blade runner, called back for one last assignment. The blade runners job is the hunting down and "retiring" (assassinating) escaped android slaves, artificial humans crafted from human DNA, who have returned to Earth. Decker's victims in the movie are the latest and greatest model androids, the Nexus-6.

My question: WTF are Brin and Page thinking? Should Google be "retired?"