Sci-fi short story about Tourist Avatars

MikeG1958

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A disturbingly prophetic story about a time in human civilisation when people no longer go out. They live and work from small compartments. For annual holidays they travel the world remotely inhabiting avatars, described as small cubes with legs and arms that can be conveniently stacked and transported to tourist destinations. The subject of the story are a couple who haven't physically met for years. It finishes with a touching scene of their avatars, on holiday together, holding hands.
It would be a story from the 70s or 80s, I think. I was reminded of it by the Bruce Willis sci-fi movie "Surrogates - 2009" which is a similar concept.
 
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