Stuck On: Biolock
If you have some time, go to any corner store in the year 2713.
It doesn’t have to be a traditional “corner store.”
It could be a corner virtual marketplace, a corner sales planetoid, or a corner nomadic crystalline sentient fog-growth enclave.
Whatever venue you choose, walk through the virtual/airless/throbbing entrance, past the row of personalized clouds, past the wall of well-guarded nome products, past the cages and jars of live pets from stars you’ve never heard of.
And in the back, you will find a very large, well-hidden section.
It’s always well-hidden because many species still frown upon the idea (even though most of them allow it).
The sign above the section may say “replication Technology Services”, but most likely it will simply read “Copy.”
This is where you go if you want duplicate yourself, and it’s as easy as cloned pie.
There are many different devices for the job, but they all do the same thing: they make another you.
Add in a little mind replication (a technology available three aisles over), and your cloned body will have your thoughts as well as your body.
It will be you in every way, except it will be about three minutes old.
A clone can be a valuable labor saving device, and a good friend if you're a nice person.
But there's a problem: the clone will think it created you.
So the question is ... when you get to checkout, how will you prove that you are the original?