In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live. In the hope of transforming the way they live, one strained suburban family purchases a refurbished synth only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences.
Emily Berrington (born 1987) is an English actress best known for playing Simone Al-Harazi in 24: Live ...
If Niska occurred in the natural world, she’d be an argument for intelligent design. Something as beautiful as she is could only have been created, as indeed she was. We meet her working as a prostitute in a legal Synthetic brothel, just one of millions of registered Synthetic sex workers who do anything you want, don’t need payment (that goes to the human pimps and madams), and never even need to leave their room. But Niska exhibits behaviors that mark her out as a little different to her empty-headed co-workers. If you didn’t know she was just a machine, you’d be tempted to think she seemed… angry. In fact, you may wonder if, under the sexy smile and come-hither eyes, there wasn’t a great, ice-cold rage against humanity - above all, men - who use her for their pleasure. But why would anyone program a machine to hate its makers?
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