In some lab somewhere in the world, the android Roy Batty will be coming to life today, at least if the movie Blade Runner is to be trusted. Batty will be sent off-world and lead a rebellion of fellow replicants angered by the fact they are programmed to have short lives. He will end up arguing with and killing his maker. He will live only three years and ten months. Brutal and short as his life is, he will see things that we can’t even imagine. He will see fire off the shoulder of Orion. C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. Happy birthday, Roy Batty. Enjoy life while you can.