Mr. Wyman added that his series’s (set in 2048 and on Fox tonight) premise draws on the “Singularity” theories of the futurist Ray Kurzweil, who forecasts the merging of flesh, blood and minuscule nanobot devices into self-healing man-machine hybrids.
“Kurzweil talks about how, if you had cancer, you could get a pill the size of a marble containing hundreds of tiny computers programmed to attack your cancer cells,” Mr. Wyman said. “By dinner time, you don’t have cancer any more. This is something I believe is going to happen.”
Current black-market technologies inform a number of “Almost Human” episodes, including one story line on sexbots. Mr. Wyman said, “There are these things right now called Real Dolls that are lifelike sex dolls. I understand they’re quite expensive, but people of means can design how they look and access them now.”
Drone bullets will also play a starring role as the season progresses. Mr. Wyman outlined how today’s consumer data-mining practices might lay the groundwork for tomorrow’s search-and-destroy weaponry.