Alone on a Greek island an old man reminisces on his life and times in a feel-good tale of imminent human extinction
No children have been born for 64 years: humanity's time is nearly done. All we have left are our memories and the desire to leave something for posterity, to be remembered for what we did.... and, perhaps, for what we loved
The United Nations established the Repository of Human Experience in the year 2053 CE. Housed in impregnable ground stations around the globe, the RHE provides a deep time post-extinction record of human accomplishment and knowledge for the benefit of the next intelligent species to evolve upon or visit the earth. It is a vast undertaking and the work is ongoing.
The RHE has recognised and recorded the lives of millions. Its criteria for selection have been prominence, achievement in a given field, and uniqueness of experience. Others of lesser accomplishment whose lives might have passed unrecorded, were selected by lottery.
Submission No. GR37729/2081
DECLARATION___ I, Khristos (Kit) Zachariades, come into the first, the third, and perhaps the last of these categories and now in my sixty-fourth year, in the small hours of the morning I begin my story.
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