Most recently published stories in Futurism.
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 effect: Ten-gallon hat with twin rotating satellite dishes, gleaming mirrorshades, neon shirt at maximum power, its humming gas-filled glass tubes filling the bar with flickering light, flashing "CYBERSTUD!" in pin-wheeling letters of orange, purple, brown, setting off the latest Parisian fashion, recycled crushed-velvet Elvis jeans stuffed into cowboy boots of solid chrome.
Incredible Facts About Our Universe
When you try to wrap your brain around how infinite the universe really is, it can be a staggering defeat. Trying to ponder the inner workings of just our solar system will stump the most prestigious astrophysicist. Every new bit of discovery can contradict our current mainstream understanding. It’s a vicious cycle of defeat. For all of history, man has been trying to make sense of it. Maybe we aren’t supposed to ever figure out everything? Wouldn’t life be boring if we all knew everything? Seriously what a snooze fest life would be. Humanity needs curiosity in order keeps us going and thriving as a species. Although we’ve come a long way in technology and science, shockingly we still only know 5 percent there is to know about the Earth’s oceans! We’ve only just discovered or theorized a fraction of things like an why there is an alcoholic gas cloud floating in the center of our galaxy or how Einstein’s Theory of Relativity works. This list contains a few, of the many, incredible facts about the universe that will undoubtedly make you stop and think man’s favorite thought "wow, really?”
'Star Trek' Booze: 50 Years Of Drinking With The Starship Enterprise
For the proud accomplishment of lasting half a century, a 50th anniversary is golden. It deserves a celebratory toast for any species in any part of the galaxy, and in the latest Trek film, fans get a fun tip of the glass after a fashion. Early on in Star Trek: Beyond, director Justin Lin’s action packed entry in Paramount Pictures feature film franchise, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and Bones (Karl Urban) share a rare quiet moment by drinking together in Enterprise’s officer’s lounge. The two friends and Starfleet officers take the time to down a little Saurian Brandy—an alien drink all too familiar to fans from way back in the day of the start of the original series.
Proof of Parallel Universes
Recently, it has come to light that a popular children’s book and TV series by the name “The Berenst(A/E)in Bears” has had a mysterious name change…or has it? Millions of people worldwide, when asked, remember and spell the books as “BerenstEin,” and swear that it was spelled that way. Age ranges from 25 year olds to 60 year olds and above. Each time, almost ALL of them remember it spelled with an E. Surely hundreds of thousands of adults, normal working and functioning adults, can’t all be wrong?
'Star Trek' and 'Star Wars' Time Travel
Is sci-fi about going forward boldly into the future or reminiscing and reliving the past? Certainly, with time travel preoccupying science fiction as both an awesome gadget, concept, and plot device, the beauty is you can do both timelines at the touch of a blinking button or the roar of warp drive. However, as a purely solid and compelling narrative—is it better to keep reaching for the mysterious future or revisiting the well trod past?
Dummies Guide to iPhones
Apple continues to dominate the market for smartphones, smartwatches, tablets and portable music players—with a new grasp on the audio market with their acquisition of Beats by Dre, and new bonds with mega-corporations like Nike adding a few more pennies in Tim Cook’s pockets.
"Terry! We'll be late if you don't hurry!" "Calm yourself, Bobby. The event doesn't start for another hour, and the pods will get us there in minutes."
Woody Allen Sci-Fi Intellectual
“I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government.” - Woody Allen This dystopian flavored quote seems more in sync with Agent Fox Mulder of The X-Files or even whistleblowers Edward Snowden or Julian Assange of WikiLeaks. It wouldn’t routinely be attributed to one of America’s funniest comedians and creative film artists. Woody Allen is many things to many people. To Hollywood and the performing arts community, he’s a towering figure, but the Woodman as a sci-fi visionary? It’s indisputable how playful Allen can be with his movies, jokes, books and public persona, but on par with the clairvoyant visual musings and wondrous ideas of Rod Serling, Gene Roddenberry, Steven Spielberg or George Lucas? For his loyal fans, however, the notion he’s a science fiction aficionado, fantasist or futurist isn’t so far fetched.
Scariest Movies Set in Space
Grab your blanket, a partner, and some popcorn and settle in for some horror in the silence of space. These titles range to include the absurd to the all too possible. From classics like 2001: A Space Odyssey, to Aliens, the second installment of the Alien franchise to space vampires in Lifeforce, they all share themes of humanity’s fear of the unknown and the desolation of space. There’s something so isolating about the idea of space that makes horror set in it so much more terrifying. It might just be the perfect setting for exploiting our fears. Prepare yourself for the scariest movies set in space.
Her breathing was soft. It touched my face with a gentle rhythm. I opened my eyes. Her head was resting on my shoulder, with her hair curling in every possible direction. Strands dancing into my face, free from gravity. With my one free hand I brushed her floating hair aside. Her hand clutched tightly onto mine. It seemed so small and fragile now, nestled gently in my grip.
Balancing Fears of Artificial Intelligence with Sci-Fi
“Let me put it this way, Mr. Amor. The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error." - HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey
The Junk Food Has It
Yellow. The out-of-order tape emblazoned over the vending Machine’s cash intake was yellow. Written on the golden surface were the words “Out of Order,” which taken as literal meant, “Stop. No snacks available at this time.”