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Old 10-04-2015   #1
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AMC's Humans

I loved this show and am really excited to see the next season. It's far less a show about AI than it is a show about spirit possession, expanded consciousness, and ego death. When the synthetic humans recharge, they appear to be meditating. Rather than make a show about robots becoming more human but remaining robots.. it's more like humans have managed to create a synthetic body to host consciousness descending from God, or have created God. I think this show is really spooky and unmissable weird supernatural horror.
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Re: AMC's Humans

I loved this show too. It was said to have one of the highest audiences of any Channel 4 series, I think? I found it interesting how they struggled over what was human, what would define human and also what they thought was acceptable to do to these "humans"...all the terrible things people would probably want to do to each other, but with the benefit of not having the guilt afterwards because they weren't "real". It was very thought provoking.

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Re: AMC's Humans

I viewed S01 of the Swedish original, which I recommend -

Äkta Människor - S01
- 2012 - 7/10

Uneven parallel reality series where hubots (robots - cyborgs - cylons) are ubiquitous in society.
They are tireless, work without complaint, and are programmed to be maddeningly cheerful.
Employers love ‘em, human coworkers - who are being displaced - are less thrilled.



A subset of hubots is programmed differently, or simply lacks programming.
They have free will and are on the run, led by the sinister Niska.



Several themes are explored over ten episodes: Hubot rights, cloning, government control, black market modifications, human - hubot relationships (and all that implies), discrimination, age ism.
There is also the uneasy reality of humanity being supplanted by our creations - as if we have done such a spectacular job of our stewardship.
Good SciFi / Speculative show, though the creators bit off more than they could chew.
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