I'm making a alternate history were humans developed artificial humans, and I was wondering what kind of technology you would need to create these artificial humans and how expensive it would be (assuming that we still use the same kind of currency as today). How widespread would this technology be?
In this alternate history there would have been two 'types' of humans, one that is identical to the humans that exist today, and one that has telepathic abilities and can mind control the regular humans. There would be no way to tell the difference between the regular humans and the telepathic ones. The telepathic humans would have evolved on a different continent from the regular humans. North America, perhaps? Anyhow, they have become a real pain in the neck to humans, and so the humans created artificial humans to deal with them. The artificial humans would have been developed to 'guard' the humans from the telepathic species, and will not be susceptible to mind control. They would have a defining feature (gold eyes is what I was planning), but nothing that can't be hidden.
They will thus be essentially human, except for the fact that they aren't. (Their blood is still red, they are not knife or bullet-proof, they do not have a perfect memory or amazing mathematical skills). Assuming that the technology is at around (within a hundred years) the same level as what we have today, perhaps a little more advanced, what kind of cost are we looking at for the creation of artificial humans and what kind of technology would be required to create them?