In Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 some of the primary uses of replicants are for offworld colonies. Any explanation on the situation of Earth vs Offworlds?

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    Also, clarify the question to be more concise if you could--e.g. A, B, and C can be asked as one question. – wcullen Apr 27 '18 at 14:37
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    C: Earth was destroyed by World War Terminus. The colonies haven't (yet) had a devastating nuclear war. – Nicola Talbot Apr 27 '18 at 15:17
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    Significant differences between novel and film in regards to this with the novel being clearer (WW Terminus, environmental and genetic collapse, etc). Kipple can stand as symbolic of this. In the Scott film it is purposely left open. There are more hints in the Fancher & Peoples script (e.g clearer statements of what the blimps are advertising noting you can go off-world "If you meet health and experience qualifications for the Offworld Emmigration Programs" (1981 script). This is likely due to the growth of cyberpunk's dystopias between Dick's novel and Scott's film. Mead talks of this, too. – wcullen Apr 29 '18 at 6:02
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    Related: scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/143906/… – Möoz Apr 29 '18 at 10:40
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    Possible duplicate of Are the off-world colonies really a "golden land of opportunity"? – Möoz Apr 29 '18 at 22:54

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