Blade Runner: What Does It Mean To Be Human?
There is a character who could be considered evil and many would say he is not human. But why is he not human? He is physically real, as in not a robot, he has the ability to make decisions and he has a past that has influenced him. Why would they say he not human? This character, Anton, is evil. But he is human. They very fact that he is able to consciously make the choice to kill other humans says that he is human. It’s hard because we want to believe that doing good for others is what makes a person human. But sadly, it’s not. As ideal as that would be, it is simply not true. What make us human is when confronted with a choice, it doesn’t matter what we choose, it’s the fact that we are able to understand that our actions and choices have consequences, be them good or bad. Anton’s choices resulted in mostly bad consequences, and yet he still consciously made the decision to kill. It can definitely be argued, and most likely proven, that Anton is a bad human, but he is one