future

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

Ryan Frawley2 years 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 Hub2 years 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 years 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 years 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...
RW
Rivka Willick2 years 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...
Kevin McClintock2 years 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 years 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 Skye2 years 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 years 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 Kennedy2 years 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 E2 years 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. Wilke2 years 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...
Ty Tatum2 years ago
Sentinel
This is a sequel to Arthur C. Clarke's The Sentinel.
William E2 years ago
The Dynamo
The man staring at Guy across the table had a chest, shoulders and arms built for bending iron bars. He folded them and said, “I don’t trust him.” The man beside him, a slim, effervescent type with a ...
William E2 years ago
The Dynamo
There was a man standing at the foot of the stairs talking to the proprietor. He was short, dressed in a black suit, a black trilby on his head. While they watched he took off the hat and ran a hand o...
Patrick Hilton2 years ago
XETA, War Remnants Volume 2
"Our creators Dr. Heisen and Dr. Fitz constructed us with the potential to transcend humanity's boundaries. That same prowess bestowed upon us also supplied the ability to surpass even our own limitat...
William E2 years ago
The Dynamo
Every time she moved the bangles on her wrist clicked together. She reached across him for the cigarettes on the bedside table and sat up. He watched her light two at once, lean over and press one bet...