future

Exploring the future of science today, while looking back on the achievements from yesterday. Science fiction is science future.

Simon Mcbride2 days ago
Relativistic Kill Vehicle
Warfare is constantly progressing, constantly changing. During World War II we pitted troops against each other on great fields of war in ways in which we haven’t seen since. Modern battles are fought...
Simon Mcbride3 days ago
The Kardashev Scale
Nikolai Kardashev is a little known Russian astrophysicist—certainly in regards to the current phenomena of science-related pop-culture icons, but despite this, some of his ideas have seeped in throug...
Cortny Sellers16 days ago
Time Prison
What is time, and why do we seem to never have enough? Time is very much a paradox in that it doesn't exist exactly. If no conscious being is there to keep track of events, then time is only an idea. ...
Dana Halladay25 days ago
The Tale of the Monster Hunters, Part 3
That night, sleep escaped Jax and Dasia, even though deep down they knew they would need it. They tossed and turned in their grey duvet, spooning or lying back to back. Hours went by. Dasia watching t...
Ryan Frawleya month ago
Adventures in the Infinite Library
I happen to be one of those people who thinks that there’s a Jorge Luis Borges story for everyone. I don’t believe in soulmates, or fate, or some mysterious ethereal force that wants you to find The O...
Creative Huba month ago
The Human Experiment: Dark Origins, Dark Ends
Last week, I had a dream. A dream like no other dream could possibly be. It was, in fact, a nightmare. The most profoundly horrifying, fear to induce, soul chilling nightmare I have ever had in my lif...
Emma Atwood2 months ago
Speechless
It’s 2135 and we are stuck in what’s left of Pittsburgh. We aren’t allowed to speak. Or laugh, or cry, or scream. We aren’t allowed to write, and we have nothing to listen to. Every time I cough or sn...
Peter Rose2 months ago
Will the Future Be Progress?
What will the future bring? Real progress for all, or more deceit and pretense at progress? The year 1953 was that of the coronation of Elizabeth the second in England, I was 11 years old. I am thinki...
Ben Vandorpe2 months ago
The Scientist
3 October 2028 It had finally been achieved; the first significant steps toward time travel and teleportation using quantum entanglement. It was a complex process: first they had transferred a photon ...
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Rivka Willick2 months ago
Going Actual
Sean: So are you doing it tonight? Ken: Yeah Sean: Time? Ken: 7 Sean: An hour? Ken: Yeah Sean: You flipping out? Ken: Yeah, I guess. Sean: Why, are you going actual? Ken: I already told you. Sean: Tel...
Michael MacDonald2 months ago
Simple Things
I rarely visit the ocean anymore. Then Umberto tells me the last female has died. "So we go out again, my old friend," I say, activating one of the dome's six airlocks before stepping in. Outside, I'm...
Kevin McClintock2 months ago
When You Go to the 21st Century
When you go to the 21st Century, you have to take MONEY with you. If you don't take money with you, you will die. You get money from BANKS who give out the money so that people won't starve or be unha...
Michael Blair2 months ago
Gone and Forgotten
So eventually the dust settles and lo and behold, the earth was a scorched, scarred mess. This is the result of two infantile men with tiny penises, seeing who had the biggest rockets. An entire plane...
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Aurora Skye2 months ago
Jenna's Sacrifice Ch. 1
Jenna looked all around herself before she guided the heavy door closed behind her, but she saw nothing but the usual dull browns of the late summer sky after the passing of one of the worst dust stor...
C.E. Zulin2 months ago
9 Signs We’re Already Living in a Dystopian Universe
Totalitarianism. Fascism. Authoritarianism. It is safe to say that times are looking fairly bleak in the year of 2017. These are all words that have surged in use by the media this past year and much ...
JK
JYT Kennedy3 months ago
By Hadrian's Wall
For some time, my uncle was the closest remaining sheep farmer to the glaciers. They were closing in from both sides: the continental sheet was coming up from the coast, while on the other side the Pe...
William E3 months ago
The Dynamo
Guy sat watching the foreman’s sweat-lined lips moving, not hearing a word. Something about birds nesting in the coil. He’d never liked the foreman, a fat man, aggressive, whose tiny amount of power h...
C. A. Wilke3 months ago
Mutants in Spaaaace, Space, Space...
As a child, I was never that interested in the idea of generation space ships. I mean, what was the point, right? We were going to have warp speed or hyperspace to get us to and from all those amazing...