Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Cloned


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements ;)

What if you discovered that you had been replaced by a clone?

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35 comments:

  1. Hi Liz - I'd be very surprised! Not sure what I'd do next .. cheers Hilary

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  2. I'd be confused, does this mean the clone would be going to work for me and I get to stay home? :P

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    1. Yes and no. The clone would probably take your home life, too.

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  3. Id have to find a way to get my life back, snuffing it out would make me a very bad person but then do clones have human rights? How could I snuff a clone out with its human eyes and words pleading for its life....

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  4. I agree with the commenter that said they would take a nap; I think I would do the same thing!

    betty

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  5. Meh, it feels all the same to me, so who cares? But then again, I have weird reactions to things.

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  6. So, like I come home from work and see myself already there, greeting my dog and such? Would my dog know, I wonder? Would a clone smell exactly the same? Would there be some subtle difference only a dog or cat might pick up? Maybe I could use my pets to prove my clone tried to take over my life.

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  7. The clone would have already stolen my identity, my husband and my money so I would be in a desperate situation, indeed. My first acts - try to find shelter, food and a new source of income. Survival. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, these would all be problems...

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  8. I'd see it as an opportunity to start anew elsewhere.

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    1. Did you answer my "what if your death was accidentally faked" question with a yes, perchance?

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  9. Well I think I would go around and warn everyone that there is another ME! Watch out.

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    1. But what if she said you were the fake?

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  10. Good luck to that thing, I say. I'll head for the hills. As long as I can grab some cash and my iPod for music (!), I'm happy. Good question!

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    1. Uh oh. That sounds like your life is a bit stressful at the moment...

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    2. I guess it does. Doesn't it? Actually, I really mean that I should get out of my comfort zone. I'm so much better at expressing myself through fiction. ~grin~ Be well!

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  11. That would be utterly disappointing.
    I sincerely do not believe myself to be believably clonable.

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    1. Perhaps not. I'm assuming technology not currently available.

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  12. I'd be pissed! I would find a way to get free and get back home and destroy the clone

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    1. This does not surprise me coming from you ;)

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  13. If I have been replaced by a clone I hope they are cleaning my house and finishing my surprise for me!

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  14. Well if my clone did all the work and I could just enjoy things it might be a great gig.

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  15. I would take a good look at the clone to see what colours and styles suited me. I would also send them to work every day.

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  16. Hmmm as long as I could keep the herd babes and my books...okay. lol I've always wanted to run away and start over. Perfect op!

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  17. Ooh, that could explain how my writing muse came back. ~grin~ I'll take it!

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  18. How do you know I haven't been replaced by a clone? ;)

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  19. I would NOT like that. Yesterday a twitter bot tweeted one of my tweets as if it was me. I immediately reported the post and blocked the bot. No idea if it can still steal my posts, though. It made me so angry! :(

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    1. Oh wow. Why would a bot steal a post? Strange.

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  20. I would gladly send a clone to work in my place so I could stay home and do things I actually want to do.

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    1. Ah, but she'd claim your home life, too.

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