future

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

Tom Bacon9 months ago
'Star Wars' Was Apparently Given a Hard Pass to Shoot on the Queen's Property
One of the most beautiful filming locations in the United Kingdom, Wiltshire Great Park is a gorgeous 4,800-acre site that's been featured in many famous movies. It's served as a location for films li...
The Purpose of the U.L.C.
Overall most of our lives are based on the 9-5 work cycle, and we get up go to work, eat, sleep, and bathe, then do it all over again. The funny situation is that isn't normal. In most of our history,...
Eve Tawfick10 months ago
Life in 2050
2017 has given the planet its fair share of miseries and it's hard not to imagine oneself in the distant future, far away from the incessant click of phones and barrage of selfies (including my own, c...
Simon Mcbridea year 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 Mcbridea year 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 Sellersa year 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 Halladaya year 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 year 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 year 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 Atwooda year 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 Rosea year 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...
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Rivka Willicka year 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...
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...
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 Blaira year 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...
Aurora Skyea year 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. Zulina year 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 ...
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JYT Kennedya year 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...