Daquon Rucker is an ordinary employee at Elysium Enterprises in Chicago, IL. He works as a computer programmer and designs technology that helps people move on from the death of loved ones.
Daquon is assigned to work on a project that will create a human-like robot form of deceased people. The program will scour over all the social media, text messages, emails, videos, and any other information it can find that will help it create a personality and a life-like version of the dead person.
Crossing the Threshold
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After Daquon is assigned to work on the project, he is unsure of what he should do next. He knows that the project would harm society more than it would help. He contemplates quitting his job, but realizes that the project would still be completed without him. He begins to form an idea to sabotage the project from the inside.
Daquon meets with his dad, as they are both still grieving over the loss of Daquon's mother and twin brothers. His dad counsels him to try and sabotage the product because it sees how harmful it could have been to him right after he lost his wife and two sons.
Daquon crosses the first major threshold when he permanently deletes a section of code that is vital to the project. He blames it on a faulty server connection that didn't upload the data right. If he gets caught, he will be fired and prosecuted for impeding the company. Once he does this, there is no going back.
Daquon faces his first enemy when Jeffrey, a co-worker who is working on the same project, confronts him because he suspects Daquon purposefully sabotaged the project.