2022 AD. In the retro near future of an alternate Earth timeline, a plague has swept across the planet, killing almost 50% of the population. Governments of the largest nations react by removing obstacles to human cloning. Thanks to these clones, humanity survives.
2097 AD. Seventy five years later, in any first world country, it is legal for an “original” human to license clones of themselves to work, then sit back and make a tidy profit. Licensed clones are now a controlled-class of citizens called bio-copies or “bios”. They are created with a short life span and are heavily monitored. However, there is a thriving black market in unlicensed clones, created from bio-hacks. Victims of these hacks are often the very last to learn that their identities have been stolen.