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    Fantasy Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

    This film looks like Elastogirl surrounded by real people. It completely fails as a non-animated film.
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    Sci-Fi Blade Runner (1982) & Blade Runner: 2049 (2017)

    Surveillance is rarely good, but I think the defining line is that there really isn't a power that can leverage surveillance to accomplish anything too dystopian. We don't have a secret police the public fearfully complies with, legal challenges to government authority work and whistleblowing is...
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    Sci-Fi Blade Runner (1982) & Blade Runner: 2049 (2017)

    Why do you think they show the second Joi copy toward the end, and K's reaction to it? So we can have an argument?
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    Sci-Fi Blade Runner (1982) & Blade Runner: 2049 (2017)

    Hardly. Since we don't have an Joi type AI programs, I'm going to give you credit for being a fellow human being. And as a human being, I have a pretty good idea what it is like to enjoy the rain, and assume you experience life similarly. But also as a human being, I understand how to mimic...
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    Sci-Fi Blade Runner (1982) & Blade Runner: 2049 (2017)

    Joi is the product of a hologram projector, and that projector must have enough output to ignite a cigarette. So it didn't happen physically. I wouldn't say that anything 1984ish has really happened, either (outside of Maoist China). I can't think of any near term SF movie (or even story) where...
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    Sci-Fi Blade Runner (1982) & Blade Runner: 2049 (2017)

    "Seem to" being the important part. She might appear to enjoy rain because that assists in making her appear "real" to fulfill her role as a companion. And she arguably did no self harm if she doesn't really exist. She is just providing one final kindness at what was going to be their last...
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    Sci-Fi Blade Runner (1982) & Blade Runner: 2049 (2017)

    Her function is wish fulfillment, not law enforcement. If she was sapient she might do something that K didn't like but she judged would be better in some other way besides his immediate needs.
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    Sci-Fi Blade Runner (1982) & Blade Runner: 2049 (2017)

    I have zero interest in sharing my thoughts with something that doesn't have any of its own. Which isn't to say that a Joi wouldn't grow and develop from interaction, but she would never choose to do something entirely independent of me. A real AI would have to choose to interact with me in the...
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    Photo-realism or not?

    I haven't seen any computer created environment in video games or film that I would call "photo realistic". Especially since the movement physics is so obviously wrong.
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    Sci-Fi Blade Runner (1982) & Blade Runner: 2049 (2017)

    It is easy to draw lines when the intelligence is artificial. But let's be honest - is a relationship with a pet or a sociopath really any different than one with something slightly less than fully sapient inside a computer? In all three of those cases the other party is not as fully "self...
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    Sci-Fi Blade Runner (1982) & Blade Runner: 2049 (2017)

    I think Joi continues the tradition of posing a questions about the validity of a character's humanity and then letting the audience debate it rather than tell them. The first movie did that with Deckard and Holden possibly being replicants and not knowing, and 2049 does the same by making Joi...
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    Sci-Fi Blade Runner (1982) & Blade Runner: 2049 (2017)

    I am very happy the creative team of 2049 wasn't concerned with dumbing it down for people who don't have the interest or attention span to watch SF. Most SF films are terrible, and both Blade Runners are elegant, thought provoking, realistic and engrossing.
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    Sci-Fi Alien Encounters: Humans Technologically Advanced

    Good to know that fantasy no longer exists because of you extensive knowledge of nanotechnology.
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    Sci-Fi Alien Encounters: Humans Technologically Advanced

    Many fantasy stories take place on alternate planets or realms, like Narnia or He-verse. That doesn't mean they are SF. Neither does the existence of technology - like the mechanical owl in Greek mythology, or the choo choo in Polar Express.
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    Sci-Fi Alien Encounters: Humans Technologically Advanced

    MIght as well throw Narnia in there to.
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    Sci-Fi Alien Encounters: Humans Technologically Advanced

    I have a bachelor's degree in film - what do you consider an "expert"? But my main objections are that a) there are only so many SF films, and b) the combination of aliens who are 100% human and contemporary is such an absurd combination that no one would make such a film - or has. Here's an...
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    Sci-Fi Alien Encounters: Humans Technologically Advanced

    I've understood everything you posted, which is why I know that this is a fool's errand. There is no film that qualifies.
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    Sci-Fi Alien Encounters: Humans Technologically Advanced

    What's fantastic about none of those films meeting your requirements?
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    Sci-Fi Alien Encounters: Humans Technologically Advanced

    It still appears that the answer is "zero films". Tom was very specific in that the "aliens" must be genetically identical to humans - not 'humanoid' or similar enough. Superman is not human in his biology, neither is the Man Who Fell or the Brother from another planet. All have notable and...
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    Space FireMen

    Is there more to your story?
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