Robots. All of them. I think they have been robots a long time. years.
They look and act human. Well, cyborg I believe is a better description. They are controlled by the hive mind, A.I., the great computer super brain. Told what to believe, what to say, how to behave. Compliant living dolls. Robots really. No will of their own. Often found staring off into space as if lost. Make great soldiers. Or mobs for hire. Rebels on payroll protesting the rich bastards that run everything. Retire in the Mediterranean. Vanity and self only while preaching sharing social unity equality blather on.
It’s like walking down a street from the movie Matrix, you see people, look them in the eye, but they are not home. On missions each and everyone. Even the bums seem to be infected. Minimal talk. No interaction. Obeying the mandates, the dictates of political robots.