The Prediction Fail:
Set in 2019, just nine short years from present day, Ridley Scott et al dreamt up a crowded, claustrophobic futureworld for this divisive sci-fi.
Here, creepy things called Replicants exist – genetically engineered beings who look human, but are superior in strength and intellect. They’re also referred to as ‘skin jobs’, not quite as filthy as it sounds.
So far all we have is Dolly the sheep and the earmouse – there would have to be a massive leap in technology for Replicants to exist by 2019.
Why We Wish They’d Been Right:
We’re a lazy race, if we’re honest with our ourselves for just a moment. Given the choice of doing a hard day’s work, or lazing on the beach, many of us would take the latter (except us, our lives are meaningless without work).
So imagine if we could get the Replicants to do all the crap stuff we just don’t want to?