humanity

The evolution of humanity, from one advancement to the next.

Matt Cates2 years ago
Buried Screwball Facts About Nikola Tesla 
Travel anywhere outside the United States and the name of Nikola Tesla is known. Ask the average person on an American sidewalk? They’re apt to recall the 80’s rock band. Or they’ll nod and mumble abo...
Space (Part II - Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle)
In my last article, I discussed William Gibson's cyberpunk classic Neuromancer as a key text in the convergence between science fiction and postmodernism. This time, I want to stay right on the cusp a...
Joshua Sky2 years ago
Interview with Martin Shoemaker
Omni had the opportunity to speak with Martin L. Shoemaker, multi-award winning author and professional programmer. His short story Today I Am Paul was nominated for a Nebula Award and he has won much...
AC Glover2 years ago
Top Ten Haunted Places to Visit on Vacation
When a lot of people think vacation, they think of a warm beach with white sand, blue water, and maybe a fruity cocktail to enjoy. But not everybody. Some of us think of a cabin in the woods or a hist...
Joshua Sky2 years ago
The Human Itch
Stan scratched at the red mark on his skin. It was one of many small scabs that had been bothering him for a few days now. A minuscule, amber crusted sore that bordered his left thumbnail. Carefully, ...
Benjamin Wareing2 years ago
The Atomic Age of Technology
Fallout 4 is one of my favourite video games of all time for one obviously-giant reason, its set in the 1950s, which is conveniently my favourite era of humanity. Without recognising the disgusting op...
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Cameron Smith2 years ago
Is It Safe to Have an Orgasm in Space?
The near-light-speed drive is engaged, and a sliver of humanity is finally moving away from our Sun towards a distant new home. While the space colonists initially play out their lives in a close appr...
Can Scientific Theory Prove Philosophical Ideology?
Philosophy was once the domain of the purely speculative—the nearly abstract. A well-known philosophy department posed the question, "What is human?" The questions were too complex. The answers availa...
DS Peters2 years ago
Zero Tolerance
‘So this is how it ends,’ he thought as two large soldiers lifted him from behind and pushed him against the door of the transport ship. ‘How did it come to this? And so quickly?’ “Remember to turn of...
Kelly Bourdet2 years ago
Robert Helms 'Guinea Pig Zero'
Our country’s pharmaceutical industry demands rigorous testing of potential drug agents, human trials that sometimes drag on for weeks or months. Test subjects must often monotonously return to get bl...
Benjamin Wareing2 years ago
I Was Needed 
I still struggle to fathom to the extreme extent to which the bitter cold clasped to my cracked lips, sharp daggers which impaled me with any minor movement. I was a prisoner within myself, my body be...
Sarah Quinn2 years ago
The Space Museum Lover's Bucket List
One of the best things about going to a space museum is sharing the experience with astrophile friends and family who are as ready to nerd out as you are. If space shuttles, planetariums, lunar rocks,...
Steve Benton2 years ago
Slaves
Golden-eyed Kantros relaxed in the warm summer sun, a cool breeze keeping it from being unbearably hot outside. She enjoyed the fair seasons on her world; a place made for her and those of her kind. H...
George Gott2 years ago
Most Sadistic Cults of the 20th Century
"Don't drink the Kool-Aid" doesn't sound like such an important warning, but if the People's Temple followers in Jonestown would've been given this advice, over 900 lives would have been saved. Until ...
New Rose Hotel Bar
Hanging around in here seven hours now. New Rose Hotel Bar. Saturday night, and as always I drew every eye in the place the second I appeared. I paused and lounged against the door frame for maximum e...
Brian Stanton2 years ago
Lucid Dreaming Is the Best Way to Probe the Unconscious Mind
I used to think I would stumble upon my lifelong interest through serendipity someday. I was waiting for the elusive AHA moment, and never thought to solicit my brain for the information. But now that...
Benjamin Wareing2 years ago
How Technology Makes Us Vulnerable
There are a whole bunch of modern conspiracy theories; some, more prominent than others—such as government spy programs and social media mind control. Whilst there isn’t really any definite proof, or ...
Benjamin Wareing2 years ago
Utopian End
This morning, I awoke to a chrome-plated, revolutionary society that I knew as ‘home’. Tonight, I sleep in a world turned black; oblivion with only the damned souls of survivors. Let us start at the b...