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  • Maddison Stoff
    Published about an hour ago
    Transitioning

    Transitioning

    Morality aside, it was a typical procedure. They’d take my conscious mind out of my body, reinstall it into a computer, and then destroy the empty vessel that remained. But instead of making me a healthy clone, or transferring my consciousness onto the internet, they’d take my mind from the computer and put it back into a standard-model android frame: the glass and metal bodies originally sent to Human 3D printers that look like something out of retro science fiction, still in use in segregated countries today. I know that it will cause me problems if I travel, but I’ve spent my whole life feeling invisible, so I’m not about to settle for a “human-looking” Android body. I want something that will code me as synthetic automatically, without the need for any explanation. The council that approved and funded this procedure said this stipulation was the biggest reason they agreed to it, despite it being the first one in the world. The validation obviously felt amazing, but it made me sad for others who identified the way that I did. What if they had to know what being a synthetic person felt like, but also needed to enjoy the freedom Human-looking Androids had from Android persecution? They’d need it if they lived in somewhere less progressive, or really anywhere outside of New York City: birthplace of the April revolution, and the only place I know where Androids are embraced as equals, without fear. We have Androids in our schools and Androids in our government, Android-Human mind merges, and Android-Human separations. But not all parts of America are equally progressive, and our country is the freest in the world. Was it fair to say you had to want the visibility that comes with a standard model android body just to have them validate your pain, and agree to help facilitate the plan you’ve made to fix it? They say they allocate everyone’s resources “according to our needs”, but the implication of the councils is that not all needs are valid. But can anybody really claim that, when it comes to an identity? How would an observer even know?
  • Kseniya Walcott
    Published about an hour ago
    Creator

    Creator

    Set 1: Snow Tiger
  • Ready Seady
    Published about 5 hours ago
    What is Surveillance technology and feedback loop

    What is Surveillance technology and feedback loop

    The human brain is a highly resilient thing on earth. It gets moulded by what we see throughout the day. Our choices are barely our own. Does that sound disturbing? But it is true.
  • Daniel Tessier
    Published about 19 hours ago
    Where No Man Has Gone Before?

    Where No Man Has Gone Before?

    The hot gossip in Star Trek circles is that James T. Kirk, the legendary captain of the USS Enterprise, will be appearing in the upcoming series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and that, in a big change to the character, he will now be bisexual. This has, unsurprisingly, sent some corners of fandom into apoplexy. But do those of use who want a more LGBT-friendly Trek universe want this change to Kirk's character?
  • Ruth Elizabeth Stiff
    Published about 20 hours ago
    THE RUSSIAN PRINCESS DOLL

    THE RUSSIAN PRINCESS DOLL

    Looking over the rich green gardens, the Tsar of Russia couldn’t help but feel proud of his only daughter. Having three older sons, Rebecca was most welcome being the only daughter and last child. With long, curly, raven-black hair, a very trim figure and pale complexion, Rebecca was the beauty of the Russian Court. Her mother, the Tsarina, loved her dearly and lavished attention on her only daughter. Being so much younger than her brothers, this beautiful seventeen year old felt completely safe, and her brothers almost fighting each other to protect her.
  • Culture Slate
    Published about 20 hours ago
    'Solo' Director Denies Sequel Is In The Works

    'Solo' Director Denies Sequel Is In The Works

    Solo: A Star Wars Story was a sort of anomaly in the greater Star Wars film series. The films are generally box office smashes, regardless of how good the actual movie is. Especially in this day and age, seeing one that does not break some kind of box office record is rather strange. That is what made Solo so odd. It was a box office flop, barely making its budget back, but it is still regarded as one of the better Star Wars films post-original trilogy. It is widely seen as flawed, but fun.
Staff Picks
  • What If
    Published 23 days ago
    Top 5 Crazy Ideas to Solve Our Trash Problem

    Top 5 Crazy Ideas to Solve Our Trash Problem

    We love our convenience -- single-use plastic utensils, paper plates, disposable cups, plastic wrap, wrapping paper for presents, myriad types of plastic bags, etc. If there’s a way to create something to throw out after use, we’ll find it and run with it.
  • John Anderson
    Published 24 days ago
    Everyone criticizes plastic, but nobody remembers toilet paper: for it, we are destroying forests around the world

    Everyone criticizes plastic, but nobody remembers toilet paper: for it, we are destroying forests around the world

    Plastic is a huge problem: By 2050, there is expected to be more plastic than fish in the ocean. This shows the scale of the problem at hand. But it is not, by far, the only one and it seems that nobody talks about toilet paper anymore.
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published 2 months ago
    The Perfect Order to Watch the Star Wars Movies

    The Perfect Order to Watch the Star Wars Movies

    I have had Star Wars on the brain recently with Star Wars Day happening just a few weeks ago, and recently, it was the 40th anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back, my all-time favorite Star Wars movie and one of my favorite films of all time.
  • Kathryn Milewski
    Published 3 months ago
    Get In Loser, We're Going to Outer Space
  • Emily Jacoby
    Published 3 months ago
    The Spiders from Mars or How I'm Spending Time After Quarantine

    The Spiders from Mars or How I'm Spending Time After Quarantine

    When Governor Murphy gives the okay, I’m out of here. Straight down the turnpike and  straight towards the sky to fly off in a thirty foot rocket full of cheese wiz and French Champlain. Ritz crackers lull me to sleep as I ascend & drift off through our compromised atmosphere. I float weightless around my new home as I journey on past the Moon past Venus to our first destination Mercury. 
  • Arvind Pennathur
    Published 3 months ago
    Top 5 Moments from Star Wars

    Top 5 Moments from Star Wars

    When we think of movie franchises, it is hard to ignore Star Wars. From the time the first film graced our screens in 1977, the space opera saga has grown into the second highest grossing franchise of all time, beating out the likes of Harry Potter and James Bond, which house some of the most iconic films the world of cinema has seen in recent years. This alone should speak volumes of how successful this franchise has grown - and now, even after 9 full feature films, 2 anthology films, eight animated TV series', and a brand new live action series, it doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Admittedly, Star Wars has had its fair share of problems in the recent past and while the future looks rather uncertain for how it will be proceeding, nobody can deny its rightful place as one of the most influential film franchises to ever exist.
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Art
  • allie
    Published 3 months ago
    IN THE NAME OF ART

    IN THE NAME OF ART

    Muse stood outside Hell. Clouded eyes stared up at the rotten bricks, barely held together by eroded cement, infested by ugly black insects that ate away at expanding mould. It had changed over the years, for the worse; it now loomed over the street, casting a heinous shadow over the innocent buildings that surrounded it.
  • Terri-lyne Gedanitz
    Published 12 months ago
    My Eyes

    My Eyes

    BANG!
  • Franc Kaiser
    Published 12 months ago
    The Bizarre Paintings of Franc Kaiser
Artificial Intelligence
  • YASH GOYAL
    Published 6 days ago
    The Dvelopment Of Artificial Intelligence

    The Dvelopment Of Artificial Intelligence

    The invention of computing machines and the subsequent capability improvement to perform various tasks have grown exponentially. Humans have developed the power of computers systems in terms of their diverse working domains, their increasing speed , reducing size with respect to time.A branch of computer science named artificial intelligence pursues creating the computers or machines as intelligent as human beings.
  • Peter Mason
    Published 9 days ago
    Our favourite virtual friends.

    Our favourite virtual friends.

    I think sometimes that they’re a really dysfunctional family or group of friends that used to get along and no longer do. They’re nice everytime and they usually say hi back. Yet, you’ll never meet them face to face. Not because they are too busy, they always make time for you. And they aren’t shy, they talk a lot. They can be stupid but seem to know a lot and they never stop using the internet.
  • Ethan Millar
    Published 15 days ago
    How Machine Learning Can be the Marketer’s Goldmine to Personalization in 2020?

    How Machine Learning Can be the Marketer’s Goldmine to Personalization in 2020?

    We’ve come a long way since the time that physics was used to solve every little detail of the world. Solving complex problems meant getting down to its physics of the problem, using the existing bases to make projections in a higher-dimensional space, then finding new bases in this space and basically getting back to the original space with a new set of bases. This process took the entire lives and careers of researchers and transformed several aspects of life. Be it recognizing speech or other parts of the patterns, it was an intensive research and development process to find answers to questions that seem trivial now.
Extraterrestrial
  • Jim Andre
    Published a day ago
    From Out of The Darkness

    From Out of The Darkness

    It all began on a chilly Fall evening in 2013. While sitting at my computer, the last thing I recall that night was noticing that the clock at the lower right hand corner of the computer monitor read 9:15 p.m. Being a bus driver, I was making note of the time due to my schedule of having to awaken @ 3:00 a.m. to get ready for work.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 8 days ago
    The Aurora Crash of 1897

    The Aurora Crash of 1897

    On April 17th, 1897, 84 years before I was born on April 16th, 1981, a large, silver and cigar-shaped object dropped low in altitude reaching the small town of Aurora, Texas, which was situated twenty miles northwest of Fort Worth. The UFO had its equipment falling apart, which is probably what accounted for the low altitude, given the way UFOs crash land on Earth all the time, and this was at least 50 years before Roswell. The UFO crashed into a windmill, with debris being scattered over multiple acres. Years later, when journalist Jim Maars went to investigate this crash, he was shown the airship pilot's grave, which was not full size, but rather child-size, as this grave had a rock headstone, with a design like a large V on one side, and inside the V shape were three small circles, resembling portholes.
  • Paul Guadagno
    Published 8 days ago
    Face The Martian Artifacts
Fantasy
  • Ruth Elizabeth Stiff
    Published about 20 hours ago
    THE RUSSIAN PRINCESS DOLL

    THE RUSSIAN PRINCESS DOLL

    Looking over the rich green gardens, the Tsar of Russia couldn’t help but feel proud of his only daughter. Having three older sons, Rebecca was most welcome being the only daughter and last child. With long, curly, raven-black hair, a very trim figure and pale complexion, Rebecca was the beauty of the Russian Court. Her mother, the Tsarina, loved her dearly and lavished attention on her only daughter. Being so much younger than her brothers, this beautiful seventeen year old felt completely safe, and her brothers almost fighting each other to protect her.
  • Rachael Spafford
    Published 2 days ago
    Dreams Are Like Poetry

    Dreams Are Like Poetry

    Welcome to the world of dreams, where anything can happen!
  • from the moon
    Published 3 days ago
    from the Moon
Future
Humanity
  • Tim Becker
    Published 12 days ago
    What Makes Us Special?

    What Makes Us Special?

    There is an old thinking experiment called the Ship of Theseus, in which over a long period of time old parts on a sailing ship are replaced until every old piece is replaced with a new piece and then all the old pieces are refurbished and are made into a new sailing ship. Which ship is the original ship? Think of every individual as their own Ship of Theseus with cells dying and being replaced, as well as tastes, beliefs, and ideas, what makes us, us. The human body is even made up of more cells that are not of our own than those of our body’s creation.
  • Øliver Farrell
    Published 18 days ago
    You are your own gatekeeper...

    You are your own gatekeeper...

    “We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and—in spite of True Romance magazines—we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely—at least, not all the time—but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.”
  • Dolphingirl
    Published 20 days ago
    Where does "glow flow?"

    Where does "glow flow?"

    Imagine your body, heart, mind, and soul duplicating our Earth's energies, communication channels, and pulsating magnetic field? In science, this rings true. As a child, we remarkably match our planet's water to body mass ratio, the 71% to 29%, and as we get older we start losing the water factor of this phenomenon.
List
Literature
Science
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 5 days ago
    The Piri Reis Map

    The Piri Reis Map

    Ancient maps have startling similarities to the way the coastlines are shaped for now. Antarctica may have been free of ice three million years ago, a fact gleaned from the Cenozoic unicellular algae in 1983. Earth-crust displacement moved Antarctica further south by two thousand miles, something discovered in 1953 by Professor Charles Hapgood, a teacher at Keene College in New Hampshire. Antarctica was free of ice until 4,000 B.C, a thousand years before Egypt and Sumerian civilization started to explore the sea. The PIri Reis map was drawn with accurate Antarctica contours, since Antarctica was discovered three hundred years after the map was drawn.
  • René Junge
    Published 7 days ago
    The Secret of the Supervolcanoes

    The Secret of the Supervolcanoes

    The outbreak of a supervolcano regularly has devastating consequences. A typical eruption, like that of Mount St. Helens in 1980, hurls lava and ash into the atmosphere up to a cubic kilometer.
  • Roscoe Forthright
    Published 11 days ago
    Fringe Science:  Paul Babcock

    Fringe Science: Paul Babcock

    Paul Babcock is recognized for his expertise in alternative energy systems and power generation systems for companies and for individuals, especially in remote locations. He has studied Nikola Tesla, Wilhelm Reich, Walter Russell, George Lakhovsky and many others. Over a lifetime, of study and creative thought, Paul Babcock has discovered specific threads which weave through the ideas, theories and spirit of these great inventors. He discusses these threads in his book, The Universal Medium.
Science Fiction
Scifi Movie
  • Edward German
    Published 9 days ago
    The Time Travelers
  • Brian Anonymous
    Published about a month ago
    My Review of "The Darkest Hour"

    My Review of "The Darkest Hour"

    The Darkest Hour is confusing because it may be confused with a much superior movie called Darkest Hour that recently came out. The movie with "The" in the title is about an alien invasion where a bunch of youth try to figure a way to escape Moscow and go back home. The movie came out back in 2011 which isn't that long ago but the special effects didn't age well. It's an okay diversion but there are certain things that just don't make sense in this movie.
  • Mark Lancaster
    Published about a month ago
    Ad Astra: SciFi Done Wrong

    Ad Astra: SciFi Done Wrong

    Rew is a family friend whose film opinion I value greatly. He's never steered me wrong with his criticism or praise and last fall was no different:
Space
  • Aditya verma
    Published 6 days ago
    Mars : The Next Frontier

    Mars : The Next Frontier

    Recently NASA launched the Perseverance rover to mars which exploring and gathering knowledge about ancient life on Mars. It will also collect samples of Martian soil and leave them on surface of mars for pick up by future mars missions. It is also equipped with a helicopter to test flights in Martian atmosphere. If successful it will be the third rover to be deployed on the red planet. By far it is the most advanced and sophisticated rover ever designed and the total mission cost is whooping 3 billion dollars. UAE also launched its first mars missions and there are upcoming missions by Chinese space agency ISRO and ESA. So, the question arises that why NASA and other space agencies around the world spend billions of dollars on space missions when that money can easily be invested in education healthcare and most importantly at eradicating poverty.
  • John Anderson
    Published 7 days ago
    Why are space exploration and research important to humanity

    Why are space exploration and research important to humanity

    If you are connected in science and technology and follow all the space missions that are carried out both by NASA and by private initiative, you may have already asked a classic question: after all, what is the use of sending equipment and people to space?
  • Marco Bonomo
    Published 11 days ago
    A nuclear reactor for the foreign Mars may be ready for flight in 2022

    A nuclear reactor for the foreign Mars may be ready for flight in 2022

    A new type of nuclear reactor, designed to power the outposts on the Moon and Mars, may be ready for its first test in space in a few years, the project team members said.
Tech