Roy Batty

Roy Batty

Roy Batty on death and artificial intelligences

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I’ve watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Time to die.
— Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) to Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) in the film “Blade Runner” directed by Ridley Scott (The Ladd Company, 1982). Screenplay written by Hampton Fancher and David Webb Peoples (Brighton Productions, Inc., 1980). Adapted from Philip K. Dick‘s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1968).