An examination as to how a robot capable of near-perfectly mimicking a human being would impact society.
But Whether Men Do
After a decade in hiding, Dr. Richard Danson has returned to unveil his greatest achievement: the SHEM (Synthetic Humanoid Emulation Machine), a robot that looks, talks, and is as intelligent as a human being. But the public eye is skeptical of Danson's creation. What would people do when forced to co-exist with a strange new race on the same level as them? Fear of the SHEM becomes widespread, and the machines become widely vilified by a society that's become worse and worse in retaliation. Danson is acting more unstable with each passing day, and one of his robots has confessed to an emotion she was never programmed with!