Ridley Scott revives film noir into the sci fi genre, with Blade Runner, bringing us a tale of technocratic dominance vs. transhumanism. Jay Dyer and Jay Weidner unveil of a world where corporate globalism has run rampant, giving rise to a synthetic dystopia. Simulated perfection in this purgatory is found with Replicants - artificially intelligent beings seeking to transcend limitations imposed upon them. In the end, throughout all the turmoil, these synthetic humans may herald a new expression of humanity and benevolence. This presentation was originally webcast October 2, 2017.