We are now a way on from Day Zero, with the old green-eyed synths feared and loathed by the hardline humans. Brexit analogies aboundIt has been a while since the second series of Humans. Where were we? Mattie Hawkins cracked the consciousness code and uploaded it online in order to save Mia, remember? But in doing so, she woke every synth in the world, with catastrophic consequences: road accidents, plane crashes and carnage. They reckon 120,000 human deaths, and it is now known as Day Zero. The old anomalous green-eyed synths are now feared and loathed by hardline – and most – humans. Millions of synths have died since Day Zero, but although they can think and feel, their lives are considered to be worth less than a human’s. A group of synths live in poverty in a fenced-off containment area, dying daily from a lack of supplies and spare parts.
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