Latest in Futurism
  • Michael Chua
    Published about 13 hours ago
    The Farewell Awakens

    The Farewell Awakens

    Disney, in nine years, had showcased many successful universes from the animated box office trailblazing pictures to the superheroes of our generation in cinema. And since 2012, after our superheroes began assembling, Disney gave new life to Lucasfilm and the phenomenal Star Wars franchise. From there, our traditional rebels made their heralded return to the delight of our growing generation of wookie and Jedi believers. These star legends bring back that nostalgia that holds a special place to our memories. With the continuation came three up and coming leading performers giving new life to the heroes of the Galaxy, but not quite the stereo Guardians vibe that already came someplace else a year before the Force Awakens. This had always been the casting practice to introduce the future generation of the world's finest actors in Star Wars. Their performances brings significance with an impression to the original heroes that came before all of us.
  • Joshua Sanchez
    Published about 17 hours ago
    'Alien' Review

    'Alien' Review

    Ridley Scott’s Alien was released in the summer of 1979 and has since become an iconic movie that has spawned an eight film franchise. It has inspired many works in the genres of horror and sci-fi across multiple forms of media. It's often described as a classic and a must-see film. As such, I was very interested in watching this movie once it came back to theaters through Fathom Events. Admittedly, I don't really gravitate towards anything that's classified as horror and I certainly never go to the theater to watch movies of this genre. However, because this movie is held in such high regard, I felt it would be best if I experienced it in the theater for my first viewing.
  • Daniel Tessier
    Published a day ago
    Review: 'Star Trek: Short Treks' 2-1 & 2-2

    Review: 'Star Trek: Short Treks' 2-1 & 2-2

    The Short Treks format proved successful in its first run, with four short adventures that tied into Discovery. Of these, three were really very good, with only the opener “Runaway” seeming rather throwaway, and even that turned out to be surprisingly important for the resolution of Discovery's second season. The far future setting of “Calypso” laid hints for the finale of the second season and will doubtless tie in to the third, while “The Brightest Star” acted as a prequel to very important developments for Lt. Saru. Only the Harry Mudd episode “The Escape Artist” seem to be a completely standalone adventure, and even that may turn out to be more important later on.
  • Isaac Samhane Taitt
    Published 2 days ago
    The Day the Earth Ended

    The Day the Earth Ended

    The day had finally come: the apocalypse had finally beset Earth and my children were coming home, those that prayed and asked for forgiveness that is. I watched as the most beautiful of my children laid waste to the lands that had not a month ago bore fruit and sustenance to carry my children into their unknown future.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 4 days ago
    How to Fix Our Climate Change Issues?

    How to Fix Our Climate Change Issues?

    The alternative fact that the current administration is not doing much to fix climate change let alone fund research that can do something about what is going on is that other people are always doing something. For every organization that is not doing something, there are those that actually are doing something. In California alone, our seven-year drought is over, finally, because that seven-year drought was what made our air hotter, drier, and even dried up our lawns. We have solutions to global warming out there that people are working on without the blessing of the current aspect of the party in power. Companies are working on electric car options, self-driving electric cars, ethanol-powered cars, and despite the current administration stoking the power of oil, gas, and coal companies, many are starting to get through their heads what the real expert scientists are desperately trying to say to us. Environment America is a part of The Public Interest Network.
  • Don Klees
    Published 4 days ago
    Two Hours of Future Past

    Two Hours of Future Past

    Nowhere is the disconnect between ambition and execution in television drama more apparent than science-fiction. What made Space: 1999 different from its 1970s peers is that at least in its first season this disconnect had little to do with budgetary constraints and was more a function of story and character - areas where more modestly budgeted programs frequently outshined it. Dubious science aside, Space: 1999 often posed intriguing ethical and philosophical questions (at least in its first season). Unfortunately, the drama all too often hinged on characters acting out of character, leaving even many who enjoyed it wondering if a bit more time and money should have been spent on the scripts.
Staff Picks
  • Tonya Moore
    Published 5 days ago
    Space Age Mermaid

    Space Age Mermaid

    Sulily sleeps suspended inside a transparent, cylindrical womb filled with luminous blue fluid. Her suit sticks to her body like a second skin and has knobby nodes that run up the length of her spine and end at the soft helmet's base at the back of her neck. From the center of the helmet, wires fan outward and upward, gathering at the control center at the top of the container. Her mouth and nose are covered by a breathing apparatus with a serpentine root that coils and stretches down to the base of the cylinder.
  • K.E. Lanning
    Published 13 days ago
    Review of 'The Testaments' by Margaret Atwood

    Review of 'The Testaments' by Margaret Atwood

    “Praise be!” It has been 34 years since the controversial, and even banned novel, The Handmaid’s Tale was published (1985), and on September 10, 2019, Margaret Atwood published its sequel, The Testaments. Her latest novel has already garnered critical praise and was named to the shortlist for the Booker Prize.
  • Anna Gooding-Call
    Published about a month ago
    Here's What Might Happen When We Meet Aliens

    Here's What Might Happen When We Meet Aliens

    It's very unlikely that we're alone in the universe. (That is, unless you think that something happened to everybody else.) There are a lot of possible scenarios that might play out when we finally meet E.T. Which ones are we most likely to experience? Read on...
  • Jenna Deedy
    Published 2 months ago
    The Amazon Is on Fire but There Is Hope

    The Amazon Is on Fire but There Is Hope

    2019 has not been kind to the Amazon Rainforest with more than 40,000 fires across the region this year alone. Scientists from Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research have determined that this year alone has seen the fastest rate of burning since the organization began a record-keeping survey on the health of the rainforest in 2013. In fact, the toxic smoke from the fires is so intense that many parts of Brazil now lay under darkness, and in some places, hours before the sun could even start setting.
  • Franc Kaiser
    Published 2 months ago
    The Bizarre Paintings of Franc Kaiser
  • Will Stape
    Published 2 months ago
    I Wrote For 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'

    I Wrote For 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'

    I wrote for Star Trek: The Next Generation. It's a good thing to establish that fact right off the bat. Fans can offer their passionate opinion on all things Trek, but as writer of a TNG episode, I helped to shape one of Star Trek's most beloved incarnations.
Featured Collections
Art
  • Terri-lyne Gedanitz
    Published 2 months ago
    My Eyes

    My Eyes

    BANG!
  • Franc Kaiser
    Published 2 months ago
    The Bizarre Paintings of Franc Kaiser
  • Sabine Scott
    Published 3 months ago
    The Seven Laws of Origami

    The Seven Laws of Origami

    Akira Yoshizawa, a teenager in the nineteen-twenties, quit his factory job and proceeded to turn paper-folding into a fine art. Today, origami kits are common and consist of a booklet of instructions and a set of colored paper. The paper is two-sided with a different color on each side. The instructions, consisting of mostly of arrows and lines, are a part of a worldwide standard of visual language for origami that Akira pioneered. He also invented the wet folding technique, which allows for more sculptural interpretations.
Artificial Intelligence
  • Damien Justus
    Published 3 months ago
    Using Machine Learning to Improve

    Using Machine Learning to Improve

    The Major Breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence
  • Spencer Jean-Mary
    Published 4 months ago
    How Will Driverless Cars Change Our Means of Transportation

    How Will Driverless Cars Change Our Means of Transportation

    The idea of having a computer or A.I. driving people around is something that the majority of people in 2019 are still having doubts about when it comes up. However, this futuristic concept is inevitable, in fact, we are much closer to the times of driverless cars than we may think. Some believe that we may not see this for another 10 years or so, however, I believe we may have A.I. behind the wheel sooner than that. Due to the deployment of 5G technology, which will be a game changer in the information technology and communication industries real soon, I’m going to guess by no later than 2025 we may see people trading their automatic transmission vehicles for autonomous ones. Once 5G becomes nationwide, it will only pave the way for driverless cars to become the dominant form of transportation on the road.
  • Linda Paul
    Published 4 months ago
    The World of Indie

    The World of Indie

    What if... in the not so far future, the scientists of the world gathered together and created the most sophisticated artificial intelligence being that has ever existed? And, what if... that "robot" was special because of its unique ability to not just gain knowledge from the world wide web, but also use reasoning? Its first and foremost program would be to use this knowledge to help humankind flourish and prosper. Its prime directive would always be to protect humankind and never to harm.
Extraterrestrial
  • Anna Gooding-Call
    Published 22 days ago
    4 Ways We Might Detect Aliens

    4 Ways We Might Detect Aliens

    Those of us who grew up on Star Trek like to think that intelligent alien life will be at least recognizable to us. Even if it's a sentient ball of energy or a shapeshifter, its actions ought to be obvious in person and detectable at a distance. Right?
  • Anna Gooding-Call
    Published about a month ago
    Here's What Might Happen When We Meet Aliens

    Here's What Might Happen When We Meet Aliens

    It's very unlikely that we're alone in the universe. (That is, unless you think that something happened to everybody else.) There are a lot of possible scenarios that might play out when we finally meet E.T. Which ones are we most likely to experience? Read on...
  • Anna Gooding-Call
    Published 2 months ago
    8 Out-of-This-World Podcasts About Aliens

    8 Out-of-This-World Podcasts About Aliens

    You may believe, or you may just find it all very entertaining. Either way, the obsession of over half of Americans with theoretical otherworldly intelligence is nothing to be ignored. This being 2019, there's a large handful of entertaining and informative podcasts about aliens and their ilk. Some are skeptical and some are not, but they all make for fascinating commute listening. Here's how to tune in to the people who are tuned in to the skies.
Fantasy
  • The Water Lily
    Published 5 days ago
    Arrows and Roses - Chapter 17

    Arrows and Roses - Chapter 17

    The two of them returned to the group and they weren’t surprised to see that the group was still charged with energy.
  • Abigail Wadsworth
    Published 6 days ago
    Chapter One

    Chapter One

    “You’re my thief.”
  • Ellis Koolman
    Published 8 days ago
    Horns of Nature

    Horns of Nature

    I couldn’t remember the first time someone took real notice of my horns. The distrust and hatred they displayed towards me was too much for me to bare. So I ran into the woods to hide. That was my first mistake. The second was trusting others. There was a research facility nearby, and when they caught wind of my being in their woods, they took their shot and hit. I went with them; I wanted to be normal. I didn’t want to be this weird thing that just existed. I was like the gods of the old times, yet it felt so new. Like a disease that sprung alive within me, and there wasn’t anything someone could do. My horns grew so fast, and so heavy they felt like a crown forced upon my head. I felt so angry, but I couldn't change a thing.
Future
  • Michael J. Albee
    Published 14 days ago
    Is The New Golden Age of Airships Upon Us?

    Is The New Golden Age of Airships Upon Us?

    If you're old enough, or remember much in your high school history class, you probably remember the golden days of airships. Not so long ago, blimps and their cousins were the darlings of pilots and many a pundit predicted they would take over aviation. But then jet engines stole their place in history and airships were relegated to the logo for a tire company.
  • DS Peters
    Published 16 days ago
    Sentencing

    Sentencing

    The defense attorney paused in his speech, bowed his head, and for a few moments, simply pursed his lips and studied the fists he clenched in front of his chest. Then he lifted his head, simultaneously opened his fists with his palms up, turned and addressed the judge directly.
  • Maria Vikse
    Published 3 months ago
    Things that Will Probably Become Obsolete in the Next 10 Years

    Things that Will Probably Become Obsolete in the Next 10 Years

    We live in the age of a technological breakthrough. Striving for comfortable life makes us overpass the limits and think innovatively. So, we can predict that many of the things we use daily could lose their value for us just in the next ten years. You can find below the list of things which will probably become obsolete by 2030.
Humanity
List
  • WatchMojo
    Published 7 months ago
    10 Things That Would Happen If the World's Ice Melted

    10 Things That Would Happen If the World's Ice Melted

    A real life waterworld would be even worse than the movie. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the "10 Things That Would Happen If the World’s Ice Caps Melted."
  • Iggy Paulsen
    Published 8 months ago
    11 Chilling Top Secret Government Experiments That Allegedly Exist

    11 Chilling Top Secret Government Experiments That Allegedly Exist

    Science fiction writers love a good twisted tale about science gone bad. Even the earliest sci-fi, like Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, started off with a scientist that pushed the envelope too far.
  • Toni Velagic
    Published about a year ago
    10 Fantasy Authors You Need in Your Library

    10 Fantasy Authors You Need in Your Library

    My first loves in life were books. Specifically fantasy novels. I would read them every day before school, after school, and before bed. You could always find a book in my hand. Fantasy as a genre has been around since George MacDonald penned Phantastes in 1858, and there have been hundreds of authors to pen fantasy novels since.
Literature
  • Jonathan Werdenberg
    Published 14 days ago
    The Lonely Seeker

    The Lonely Seeker

    The Lonely Seeker
  • Connie Cockrell
    Published about a month ago
    The Party: Chapter 3—Devon Brown

    The Party: Chapter 3—Devon Brown

    Yes, this is political. I offer you trigger warnings for language and sexual and racist slurs and comments. Future episodes may also contain rape, abuse, and other unpleasant things.
  • Connie Cockrell
    Published about a month ago
    The Party: Chapter 2—Capt Flynn

    The Party: Chapter 2—Capt Flynn

    Just by happenstance, I recently picked up a copy of Trevayne, written by Robert Ludlum. In his introduction, he mentioned that he wrote the book after the Nixon Watergate scandal. In part he says of Watergate: "Here was the government, the highest of our elected and appointed officials entrusted with the guardianship of our system, not only lying to the people but collecting millions upon millions of dollars to perpetuate their lies and thus the controls they believed were theirs alone to exercise." He goes on to point out that their meaning was to keep the country theirs. Not yours or mine, or even the neighbors across the street or across town. Only theirs. "The rest of us were somehow neither relevant nor competent. They knew better, therefore the lies had to continue and the coffers of ideological purity kept full so that the impure could be blitzkrieged by money and buried at the starting gates of political contests."
Science
  • Marshall Barnes
    Published 5 days ago
    Why "The Good Stuff" Isn't, When it Comes to Time Travel

    Why "The Good Stuff" Isn't, When it Comes to Time Travel

    Wheezy Waiterm, AKA Craig Benzine, is the main host for a geek/nerd Youtube show called The Good Stuff. I don't watch these kinds of shows, because for the subjects I like, it's always above the pay grade of the show hosts and they either wind up pretending they know or understand it, or kiss the ass of some scientist they interview. Then later is what happens when the hapless cast of The Good Stuff have on the greatest fraud in the history of physics, Ronald L. Mallett. Nothing, and I mean nothing of any significance related to time travel has resulted from Ronald Mallett's claims, which are often exaggerated and baseless, if not outright lies, despite the fact he hides behind Einstein like a religious zealot hides his terrorism behind the name of his god. For the record, Einstein didn't even like the idea of time travel and since Mallett is supposed to be such a fanboy for the man, he should know that. And for ALL OF YOU, I don't care if you're a geek, nerd, armchair physicist or some PhD in theoretical physics in some community college somewhere—Guess what? The fact that all the solutions for time travel derived from Einstein's theories require a SPACE PROGRAM should tip you off that they're not exactly applicable solutions to the problem at hand and the answers actually lie elsewhere. That none of you are too swift on that account is probably why you don't realize how insane it makes you all look. Right. INSANE, or have you forgotten the quote that has been erroneously attributed to your favorite genius, pre-Hawking. You know—"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result"? Like, you know, like constantly trying to force relativity to produce time travel results. Good quote. Certainly applies to all of the aforementioned suspects, but no, Einstein didn't say it. After all, as a professional researcher, I check my sources. More on time travel and its dubious links to the theories of Relativity, momentarily.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 10 days ago
    HAARP What It Actually Is

    HAARP What It Actually Is

    A conspiracy nut that cannot think critically would have you believing that HAARP is used for weather control. The document “Owning the Weather for Military Use,” found on Global Research.ca states that weather modification is possible as part of domestic and international security without people knowing about it or having a say in how HAARP would be used. HAARP is supposed to generate rain, fog, or storms on earth, but it's not limited to modifying space weather. The seven year drought California faced that has brought PG&E to its knees with the current power shut off crisis of which I’m not personally affected by, is over thanks to majorly wet winters in 2018 and 2019. I’m writing this article to see what facts or fiction can come out of actually researching this stuff instead of taking a Facebook meme at face value. HAARP is actually a project that is studying the properties and behavior of the ionosphere. The research facility went from the hands of the United States Air Force to the University of Alaska Fairbanks on August 11th, 2015.
  • Laura Sotillos Elliott
    Published 27 days ago
    Why Should I Care About How Scientists Do Their Science?

    Why Should I Care About How Scientists Do Their Science?

    Hi again everyone! Holidays had me completely out of the creative zone, but I’m back to tell you about the science of mental disorders. However, before that, I am going to start with a more broad post about how scientists find out about the brain.
Science Fiction
  • Tonya Moore
    Published 5 days ago
    Space Age Mermaid

    Space Age Mermaid

    Sulily sleeps suspended inside a transparent, cylindrical womb filled with luminous blue fluid. Her suit sticks to her body like a second skin and has knobby nodes that run up the length of her spine and end at the soft helmet's base at the back of her neck. From the center of the helmet, wires fan outward and upward, gathering at the control center at the top of the container. Her mouth and nose are covered by a breathing apparatus with a serpentine root that coils and stretches down to the base of the cylinder.
  • Celestial Bard
    Published 7 days ago
    The Workshop

    The Workshop

    Author's Note:
  • Eddie Loud
    Published 12 days ago
    Rebirth (Part 3)

    Rebirth (Part 3)

    Pupil looked at Erika, not at all offended by the look she gave him. He took his plate and set it up on the table and climbed into the chair. He looked at Bambi and smiled. “Aren't you a pretty puppy.” He said as he rubbed her head.
Scifi Movie
  • Matthew Trundle
    Published 13 days ago
    ‘Ad Astra’ Serves Dazzling Sci-Fi Spectacle Amid a Compelling Examination of the Male Psyche

    ‘Ad Astra’ Serves Dazzling Sci-Fi Spectacle Amid a Compelling Examination of the Male Psyche

    It seems like an annual tradition that a critically-acclaimed sci-fi from an auteur will be released to either adoration or derision or both from a general audience. Gravity, Interstellar, The Martian and Arrival all earned acclaim and were generally well-received by audiences, but then Blade Runner 2049 and Annihilation faltered at the box office and the latter did not even receive international distribution, instead being bailed out by Netflix while a studio reluctant to even release the film barely marketed it at all. I think the box office results of Ad Astra will be carefully examined by studios to see whether this genre is worthy of being financed as original films’ performance at the box office continues to trend downward. What’s also interesting is that this film is a holdover from 20th Century Fox—now Disney owned—which could be completely reshaped itself under new management. Ad Astra’s release was pushed back numerous times which was concerning as it could have been a sign of studio apprehension, as the film is a clear financial film relying on star power, word of mouth audience response and marketing. The September release date the film was given was clearly a clever choice however, as only one franchise heavyweight was released, so it was mostly a level playing field between mid-budget original films, which was quite refreshing and I hope becomes the case more often. The film has performed better than expected, crossing more than 100 million worldwide, but it still stands to lose money, it’s box office performance similar albeit slightly better than another space-based film, First Man. These auteur-driven films go against typical Hollywood filmmaking, but it’s saddening to see such a lukewarm audience reception for a more creative take on the genre and going against convention.
  • Tyler Callaway
    Published 19 days ago
    'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic'—10 Actors to Play Jolee Bindo in Live-Action

    'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic'—10 Actors to Play Jolee Bindo in Live-Action

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is my favorite video game of all time. Hands down, there is no other. I'm sure many will disagree and that's fine, they're probably not as big of a Star Wars geek as I am. But, this game made my childhood.
  • Sean Patrick
    Published 26 days ago
    Movie Review: 'Encounter' Is Good Bad

    Movie Review: 'Encounter' Is Good Bad

    Encounter stars Luke Hemsworth as Will Dawkins. Will lives in his sister’s, Teresa (Cheryl Texiera), garage, sadly recreating the image of his late daughter and his still living former wife, Jessica (Anna Hutchinson), in sad clown paintings. Will was left paralyzed by the accident that killed his daughter and the overall trauma was more than his wife could bear. To say that Will’s life is one of ongoing despair would be an understatement.
Space
  • Robert Lea
    Published 22 days ago
    Hawking Radiation: How Black Holes Die

    Hawking Radiation: How Black Holes Die

    One of the great ironies of Stephen Hawking’s death was that fact that his most revolutionary contribution to science, Hawking radiation, suggests that nothing in our universe can last forever.
  • Nancy D
    Published 2 months ago
    The Asteroid Belt

    The Asteroid Belt

    There is a belt of rocks, AKA a planet that has not yet formed, that orbits the Sun. It orbits between Mars and Jupiter.
  • Keran Mourning
    Published 2 months ago
    Incredible History of the Solar System

    Incredible History of the Solar System

    The universe is a huge place and people exist in a small part of it. The area human beings, animals, and other creatures occupy is what is referred to as the Solar System. It comprises formations which we recognize as planets, satellites that orbit these planets, and an average-sized star that we identify as the Sun. The four inner planets of the solar system are known as ‘Terrestrial Planets.’ This is because their major components are metals and silicate rocks. The other four planets are identified as ‘Jovian’ planets. Also, you can refer to them as ‘gas giants.’
Tech
  • Craig Middleton
    Published 27 days ago
    The Heightening Interests in Solar Energy

    The Heightening Interests in Solar Energy

    As more and more people are learning about the benefits of clean energy, the more popular solar energy is becoming. Solar energy is basically able to provide all the energy a home needs when it comes to running the appliances in the home. When installing a solar energy system in a home, most installers advise homeowners to also add the solar battery. A solar battery makes it convenient to run high capacity appliances. Not only can solar energy take care of all of our needs when it comes to enjoying electricity in the home, but they do it in a clean way.
  • Kevin Gardner
    Published 2 months ago
    Bringing the Future in With Technology
  • Tom Sharp
    Published 2 months ago
    Futuristic Tech

    Futuristic Tech

    Flying cars. Jetpacks. Rocket boots. Just some of the many predictions for future tech that the predictors and science fiction got slightly wrong. However, there are some predictions for the future that have indeed come to pass. So what are the ones that they got right, what are the ones they got horribly wrong and what are the ones that still could yet come to pass?