Blade Runner takes place in 2019. The world is a different place than the one we know but not so far gone that it’s unimaginable. It’s dirty and crowded, and the above image looks like a natural piece of that fiction. Sadly, that’s a real photograph of a building photographed in modern day Beijing. The smog is so intense there (seriously – you can see it from space) that it produces these otherworldly images. Yipes.