Bladerunner, sure, but I think a corollary theory would be to see if a polarized Democrat, Republican, Libertarian Extremist, or self-contradictory-and-often-hypocritical Tea Bagger has any empathy for anyone who is not in their party, not to their farther left, or farther right.
I have a theory that the United States 2-party system is no so radially polarized that it is paralyzed and incapable of governance. It's been hijacked by petulant, obstinate, fundamentalists who refuse to discuss a compromise. Being able to weed out those from office who are incapable of empathy would be very handy. Elections aren't going to do it - not with primal polarization of the extremes combined with decades of gerrymandering to ensure such extremes.
Ridley Scott, David Webb Peoples and Hampton Fancher I think were on to something, way back in 1982. I wonder if anyone has filed a patent on the Voight-Kampff?
1 year ago