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Blade Runner Essay

650 words - 3 pages

Paper #1: Descartes and Artificial Intelligence
Blade Runner, a film based in the future, precisely 2019 shows the world with genetically engineered robots called replicants. Replicants look just like other adult beings that are substitutes for humans that live for only four years. Living for such a short period of time allows no opportunity for development or emotional growth. The name of the film Blade Runner, are those who hunt for “replicants” that are banned from earth for defying their position in society. Descartes provides us with principles that he considers is the nature of the human mind and its evaluating process, in which the replicants would not be considered human.
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Without the ability to construct ideas or understand thought processes, you are not equal to your creators and therefore not human.
In Part five of Descartes’ Meditations he compares animals species to humans and explains their lack of intelligence and how their organs guide them. “But rather it proves that they have no intelligence at all, and that it is nature that acts in them, according to the disposition of their organs- Just as we see that a clock composed exclusively of wheels and springs can the hours and measure time more accurately than we can with all our carefulness”. We can link animal species to the replicants in the film and how they have no intelligence, but just the ability to do what was previously formatted in their mind. Alike, animal’s organs tell them what to do rather than thinking with their own mind, just as replicants are guided by the information already in their mind. Leading them to function at one consistent pace and never learning from experience or feelings of urge, uneasiness, want, etc.
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