fact or fiction

Is it science fact or science fiction? Futurism presents both sides to determine the truth.

  • Shawn Dall
    Published 26 days ago
    This Will Ruin Your Childhood Forever - This Will Ruin YOU

    This Will Ruin Your Childhood Forever - This Will Ruin YOU

  • Scott Lavely
    Published 3 months ago
    The Mandala Effect

    The Mandala Effect

    **THIS IS SIMPLY A THEORY, NOT MEANT TO DEFAME OR INSULT ANY COMPANIES, PEOPLE, COUNTRIES, AND ANY OTHER PARTIES**
  • Scott Lavely
    Published 4 months ago
    The Moon Landing Conspiracy Theory

    The Moon Landing Conspiracy Theory

    **THIS IS SIMPLY A THEORY, NOT MEANT TO DEFAME OR INSULT ANY COMPANIES, PEOPLE, COUNTRIES, AND ANY OTHER PARTIES**
  • Iain Baker
    Published 4 months ago
    The Implausibility of Popular Sci-Fi Aliens - Part Three

    The Implausibility of Popular Sci-Fi Aliens - Part Three

    Communicating and interacting in any meaningful way with a truly alien species might prove extremely difficult, and perhaps impossible. In this concluding part of the trilogy, we will investigate some of the truly alien species and civilisations depicted in less mainstream sci-fi, and discuss the difficulties we might have communicating and interacting with them.
  • Sage Sandoval
    Published 6 months ago
    The Mandela Effect

    The Mandela Effect

    See anything wrong with the above quote? Well, of course you don't, it's one of the most iconic pop culture references ever. For decades, people have been quoting this scene from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes back, but have they been quoting it wrong?
  • Paul Levinson
    Published 7 months ago
    Why Time Travel Is so Enjoyable

    Why Time Travel Is so Enjoyable

    A little talk I gave at an academic conference this past Fall, fleshing out the very first essay I had published here in Futurism.
  • Sasha Konikovo
    Published 8 months ago
    10 Terrifying Glitch in the Matrix Stories

    10 Terrifying Glitch in the Matrix Stories

    Did you ever have a moment where you recalled something that everyone else seems to remember differently? If so, you are probably well aware of the Mandela Effect. The Mandela Effect is defined as the phenomenon of a large group of people misremembering a particular event or aspect of the past.
  • Danna Molina
    Published 9 months ago
    The Origin of the Universe

    The Origin of the Universe

    There are several theories about the origin of this wonderful and complex system we call the universe, I refer to it is a system since it has multiple sub-systems, such as galaxies, stars, among others, that develop with constant expansion in a way amazing, without a doubt, nothing more fascinating than the origin of things, but although the evidence supports the theory of the big bang, there are many ideas, some more outlandish than others, which try to explain this interesting phenomenon, the origin of the universe.
  • Justin-James Gignac
    Published 9 months ago
    How Real Is Real?

    How Real Is Real?

    Humans have sought to explain reality since of the dawn of our species. Our thirst for the answers of the unknown is the driving force behind all innovations and advancements. When answers could not be found, we developed religion to fill in the gaps. Over time, we proposed the scientific method to measure the material world and interpret it through an empirical lens. In modern times, both spirituality and science are believed to be polar opposites with one being "faith" and the other being "realistic." Today, I want to challenge both perspectives to answer the life-long question: what is real and how real is real?
  • Iggy Paulsen
    Published 9 months ago
    9 Strange Stories Involving Gateways to Other Dimensions

    9 Strange Stories Involving Gateways to Other Dimensions

    Did you ever watch a TV show with a parallel universe, and wondered what you would be like in another world? I know I have.
  • Justin Runyon
    Published 9 months ago
    Jobs of the Future

    Jobs of the Future

    Let's look at jobs that may be created 25 years from now:
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 10 months ago
    Weather Magick During Fire Season in California

    Weather Magick During Fire Season in California

    Weather magick has been used in California to make the storms come and take care of the Camp Fire blazing inferno, which had started on November 8 but has now been contained on November 25th, 2018. There has been destruction left in its wake. I have been troubled during this fire since I live in San Jose, surrounded by dry hills that could very well light up someday. The fire had burned 240 square miles, destroying a lot of Paradise, California in one day. Those of us who practice witchcraft have tried to make sure the fire didn’t get too out of control since some of us no doubt brought the rain.