The year 1982 saw the arrivalof Blade Runner, a release film adaptation of Do Androids Dream of ElectricSheep? directed by Ridley Scott.
Within the following year’s different versions of the film were released; for this paperwill focus on the 1992 director’s cut of Ridley Scott’s film. While BladeRunner diverges basically from its source novel, one factor in which both thenovel and film have in common is that they both focus extensively on a similarissue. In each of the two adaptations future a protagonist who is charged withthe task of recognizing androids as distinct from human, this displays anethical quandary. However, since Scott’s film adaption differs by and largefrom Dick’s novel, it may be argued that both the film and novel basicallyoffer a distinct viewpoint on the topic.
Due to this, a short is made tooverview Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Ridley Scott’s film singlyand confirm what sort of message these two convey with regard to the characterof being human. To deal with this issue we will explore and take a glance atthe adaption/dehumanization of the humans and androids in both the novel andfilm.However, as we begin to touch upon central issue in Dick’snovel, perhaps it would be best if we offer our own answer to the question: specifically, how can we, as a species, outlinehumanity today? What specifically do we consider to be the “human qualities”that ostensibly have evolved over an extended amount of time? In step with theSmithsonian Organization, the human attributes that help describe our speciestoday embrace our ability to steer upright and use tools, beside tongue,pictures and social life (“Human Qualities”); these square measure all basicallywhat we might think about human qualities, though they’re not exclusive tohuman species. In any case, assuming that paying little heed to whether theandroids of Dick’s novel and its film alteration share these same qualitieswith alternative humans, the inquiry remains whether or not the excellenceamongst human and machine in each of the novel and film give a unique,additional philosophical understanding into the significant of mankind?