Episode 11: Blade Runner

What does it mean to be "alive"? To get ready for the release of Blade Runner 2049 this weekend, the Story Cauldron guys jump back to the original Blade Runner first released in 1982. Weaving and winding around Philip K. Dick's science fiction, John Searle's philosophy of mind, and the history of film noir, Garrett confronts his fear of A.I. once again as Bobby and Anthony muse on the meaning of life. Catch this episode before it's lost in time - like tears in the rain.


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Recommended Links

Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the primary source novel for Blade Runner

Cinefix's comparison of Blade Runner with Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

John Searle's "Chinese Room" thought experiment in 30 seconds

More on the legacy of Alan Turing, the polymath who first proposed the so-called Turing Test for artificial intelligence.

Thug Notes reads Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, a story which heavily references the 1982 Blade Runner film

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