‘But you seem so… so human, so… alive. Truth is I’ve never stood this close to an android before. If I hadn’t known, I wouldn’t have been able to tell.’
Intelligent androids are slowly replacing vacuum cleaners, dishwashers and washing machines on the shelves of electronics shops all over the UK. They are now a common household item, just like a kettle or a toaster.
Curious as to what the whole AI craze is all about, Ian, a university student, purchases one of these androids for himself. When his new mechanical helper emerges from its refrigerator-sized box, Ian begins to question if the thing in front of him is really a machine. Can something so human-like really be made of metal and plastic? But if even he is having trouble believing it... will his friend Alice ever guess that his new ‘roommate’ is not what ‘he’ seems? And what will happen if she treats ‘him’ like a human for too long?