Friday, May 8, 2020
A 3.2GHz 8-core Intel Xeon W Processor iMac Pro, a GoPro Hero7 Camera, Sony noise cancelling headphones, 32GB Kindle Paperwhite, a JoneR Universal Translator, and more.
Established in 2038, Avatars Inc is the world’s leading producer of robotic avatar systems that can transport a human’s senses, actions, and presence to a remote location in real time. For the next few decades, they developed hundreds of avatar models and enabled millions of operator-hours.
In 2079, they launched a campaign to physically retrieve, preserve and archive the memory cards from their most valuable units. They searched the world, and deep into the solar system, to acquire the chips that contain avatar memories spanning the 21st century. However, one memory is missing. Records show that the last transmission from this avatar was detected in the year 2076 — from an unknown location.
Avatars Inc has asked the public to find and upload this missing memory – in the form of an original short story, between 2,500-3,500 words. Avatars Inc will select one winning story to upload to their Memory Archive.
Submissions must be received by May 8, 2020 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time. Please see the Contest Rules for more information.