Drone Footage Of San Francisco Engulfed In Wildfire Set To The ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Soundtrack Goes Viral

If you think that the wildfires ripping through the US West Coast make everything look like a sci-fi dystopia, you’re not the only one. The red and orange sky in California makes everything look surreal and apocalyptic.
San Francisco resident Terry Tsai captured the internet’s attention by adding Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack from the cyberpunk genre movie ‘Blade Runner 2049’ on top of drone footage of the city shot by DoctorSbaitso.
Terry’s clip on YouTube got more than 418k views in 2 days while the original drone footage has over 72k views. We feel like we’re really living in the high-tech, low-life ‘Blade Runner’ universe or something straight out of the climate catastrophe that is ‘Cyberpunk 2020.’ Share your thoughts about the current situation
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Here’s what California looks like because of the wildfires

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It looks nearly identical to scenes from ‘Blade Runner 2049’

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Here’s California again

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And compare that to stills from the ‘Blade Runner 2049’ movie once again

The fires affecting the West Coast have turned the sky red and orange because of the smoke particles in the air

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Watch the ‘Blade Runner 2049’ trailer and see for yourselves, dear Pandas

The intense red glow in the sky is caused by the fires: the ash and smoke particles in the air scatter colors that have the shortest wavelengths.
CNN reports that wildfires in California, Oregon, and Washington have killed at least 15 people. Meanwhile, around half a million Oregonians are fleeing their homes.
Jessica Gardetto from the US Bureau of Land Management told in an earlier interview that civilians should evacuate when told to do so. “Evacuations are serious and are done for the safety of the public and emergency responders.”
According to Gardetto, wildfires caused by humans comprise around 87 percent of all wildfires throughout the US. “If the public can prevent new wildfire ignitions, it will really help firefighters and emergency responders. Also, if people live in fire-prone, Wildland Urban Interface areas, where wildfire could threaten their homes, they should make their homes resistant to wildfire. This will greatly improve the odds that homes can survive a wildfire and, in some cases, will give emergency responders a chance at saving more homes.”
She added that 2019 was a quiet fire year when compared to both 2020 and 2018. “This is due to the fact that last year, weather conditions supported fewer wildfire ignitions and less fire growth, whereas this year, drought, hot and dry weather, winds and lighting are creating new wildfires and exacerbating current incidents.”

Here’s how people reacted to the drone footage with the cyberpunk soundtrack

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