We may have been distracted by other things, but an ominous cinematic milestone has been reached.

The present has caught up to the future.

Decades ago, the sci-fi classic film Blade Runner showed a disturbing vision of a dystopic Los Angeles.


The Ridley Scott movie, released in 1982, was based on Philip K Dick's 1968 book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? It was set in the Los Angeles of November 2019.

What did the film get right and wrong?

Its gadgetry feels familiar to us now, but we are a long way from humanoid robot replicants. Today's Boston