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"I forged a concept which is relatively simple and possibly unique in theology, and that is, the irrational is the primordial stratum of the universe."
- Philip K. Dick

Voight-Kampff Test  
  A test intended to distinguish human beings from replicants.  

In the film, replicants (android copies of human beings) are given the Voight-Kampff empathy test; this distinguishes them from human beings.

Tyrell: "Is this to be an empathy test? Capillary dilation, the so-called blush response? Fluctuation of the pupil... involuntary dilation of the iris?

Deckard: "We call it Voight-Kampff for short."


(From Harrison Ford Gives The Test)


(Voight-Kampff control panel from Blade Runner)


(Voight-Kampff eye response)

From Blade Runner, by Ridley Scott.
Published by Blade Runner Partnership in 1982
Additional resources -

Read more information about the test at the entry for Voight-Kampff Empathy Test from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the 1968 Philip K. Dick novel upon which the film is based.

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