The answer is, as revealed by Ridley Scott in this excellent Blade Runner documentary, yes. Which means I was right. Huzah!
Not sure what I mean by that paragraph? Well go read ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’, by the wonderfully amazing Philip K Dick. Then go watch Blade Runner, one of my all time favourite films. Then you’ll know what question has been definitively answered.
My favourite moment in the document though was hearing that, upon watching an early show reel of the special effects of this future world, Philip K Dick turned to the special effects guy and said ‘How did you know what was in my mind?’. Beautiful.