The Android Mirror – Christopher Hall
The Android Mirror (Speculative fiction, Dystopian fiction)
Have you ever wanted to step into a parallel life?
Richard Kidd’s life comes crashing down when he gets ditched by his girlfriend and fired from his job at an advertising agency. As he begins the search for a new life he meets a charismatic data scientist who introduces him to his latest research project, an AI programme named Capucine, which he is using to experiment on a group of men who have lost their way. Capucine promises mental, physical and social wellbeing to its users, but can it help him to re-discover the one thing he feels he has lost — his humanity?