Pence fails the Voight-Kampff test

Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2020 09:30 pm
What does the phrase "Pence fails the Voight-Kampff test" here actually mean? The test used by LAPD to detect a duplicant is so specific and now the phrase seems to suggest and duplicated Pence.

Sam Harris tweeted 9:25 AM · Oct 8, 2020·Twitter Web App9:25 AM · Oct 8, 2020:
Can we fast forward to the scene where Pence fails the Voight-Kampff test?

Croaker Mcsquirt replies:
Pence is a freshly waxed and polished machine; so far, that is... while Kamala comes off a bit like a smug teenager chomping at the bit.

Source: https://twitter.com/SamHarrisOrg/status/1314013938313424896
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Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2020 10:18 pm
The Voight-Kampff test is a fictional test used in the classic science fiction move Blade Runner.

Coincidentally, I watched the White Dragon fan-edit of Blade Runner tonight instead of watching the debate.

In the movie, the Voight-Kampff test is used to tell the difference between a "human-like robot" and a "true human".

Passing the test means that you are a human. Failing means that your responses to the questions were not properly human (and thus you are identified as a simulated human).
Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2020 10:45 pm
If "Pence fails the Voight-Kampff test", then whose replicant is Pence in Sam Harris' idea?
Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2020 10:58 pm
The replicants were not duplicates of specific people. They just were human-like in their appearance.

If Pence fails the test, that just means he is an automaton that is simulating humanity. It doesn't mean that he is duplicating someone.
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