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the 100 episodes: pilot (1x01)

“ I feel the sun on my face. I see trees all around me, scent of wildflowers on a breeze. it’s so beautiful. in this moment, I’m not stranded in space. it’s been 97 years since a nuclear apocalypse killed everyone on earth, leaving the planet simmering in radiation. fortunately, there were survivors. 12 nations had operational space stations at the time of the bombs. there is now only the ark, one station forged from the many. we’re told the earth needs another 100 years to become survivable again. 4 more space-locked generations, and man can go home, back to the ground. the ground, that’s the dream. this is reality… reality sucks! ”

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Do you know what the singularity is? A mathematician named John von Neumann coined the term in the 1950s to describe the inevitable point in the future when technology surpasses us, when it becomes able to improve and reproduce itself without our help. It is the moment we become inferior to the machine. Now our world is on the verge of becoming dependent on synth labour. These synths are physically no different to any others, and yet Elster gave them consciousness. If it can be done for the few, it can be done for the more. And then what? Do you think they would still want to be slaves? These f r e a k s are the singularity!