Electric Sheep Aug 19, 2015 22:14:49 GMT -8
Post by Penny Royals on Aug 19, 2015 22:14:49 GMT -8
The year and setting is not so unlike our own. Cellphones and tablets are still cornering much of the smaller media market, cars still don't fly, foreign wars and celebrity drama still distract citizens from the atrocities in their own backyards. The only real difference is that, among the usual humans of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds, androids are now mixed therein.
For most of them, they're workers - nannies, prostitutes, manufacturers, whatever is needed. Some are simply toys for children, high-class 'Dollies' for them to play with as they please and throw away as they see fit. For some, they're surrogate children. Whatever their purpose is, many people cannot help but be put off by them - their human-like realness makes it hard to see them as just robotic creations that don't have a heartbeat beneath their cool skin.
But what about those that do? Sentient robots are people humans don't know exist - mostly because until now, very, very few had existed, rebelling and 'lying low,' pretending to be humans, their green eyes discolored by contact lenses to hide them further. But in a city called Meseta, specialty androids en masse gained sudden sentience due to a glitch that was passed through coding. Many believe they're alone, but others have revolted against their humans, running away to find others as the government races to shut them down and reset their memory, destroying whatever shreds of humanity they have gained.
And why would anyone want to give that up?
PERSONALITY: (Yes, even as androids, we have distinct personalities)