The problem of replicants

In one of the many great moments of Blade Runner, Rachel asks Deckard, "Have you ever retired a human by mistake?" and when he answers "No" she replies "but in your position, that is a risk." But the problem in Blade Runner seems to run deeper. When we finally discover the possibility, nay likelihood, of Deckard himself being a replicant, we begin to wonder just how many are replicants, and just how few are humans. And we realize that the greatest problem of Blade Runner may be, in a way, identical with the fact that retiring a human may not be as much a risk as we thought.

What a strangely Baudrilliardian problem.

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