November 2019. The original Blade Runner film's opening flash yields to a depiction of a sprawling Los Angeles metropolis, barely illuminated by dull spotlights and neon signage.
Within the dystopian LA streets, the city is partially populated by a group of synthetic humans known as replicants. In essence, they amount to highly advanced robots, able to assume the roles of humans without the infinite list of flaws that us mere meatbags are cursed with.
In the real November of 2019, LA remains a much brighter and sunnier locale, while robotic research is nowhere near as advanced.