fact or fiction

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

  • Marshall Barnes
    Published 19 days ago
    Terminating the Time Travel Veracity of 'The Terminator'

    Terminating the Time Travel Veracity of 'The Terminator'

    The latest offering from the Terminator franchise is just about to bow October 31st. It was the first Terminator sequel—Terminator 2: Judgement Day that got me interested in looking at the viability of time travel—back in the early 90s. I determined then that the only solution for a viable model for time travel to the past would be in fact, parallel universes. This is prior to my even knowing that there was a scientific construct for such things. I was a shear novice at the time, merely speculating on a problem that I saw needed solving. Now, I'm a temporal mechanic, someone who studies the physical nature of time, as well as the discoverer of the proof parallel universes, as described by the Everett Relative State Interpretation of quantum physics. So I'm going to take this opportunity to deal with the time travel issues that have been inherent in the Terminator franchise, since it eventually became the reason that I started to research time travel science and parallel universes.
  • Bethany Thorpe
    Published 24 days ago
    The Beginning to a Novel I Will Never Find the Time to Write

    The Beginning to a Novel I Will Never Find the Time to Write

    I have never been outside… Never felt the amber rays of a falling sun drown my skin in warmth, or awoken to a blanket of mist silently resting over rolling fields… From what I have read, it has become increasingly apparent to me that Spring sounds like the richest and most beautiful time of year. Dickens speaks of March as the only month where the “sun shines hot and the wind blows cold." Only through novels, poetry, and words can I somewhat understand what home once was. What home could be again.
  • Paul Mackay
    Published about a month ago
    Experiments to Prove the Earth Is Flat

    Experiments to Prove the Earth Is Flat

    So you've seriously considering that the Earth may be flat and that there is a global conspiracy to hide the truth from an unsuspecting public.
  • Ellowen Ophelia
    Published 2 months ago
    10 Shocking Mandela Effects *Must Read*

    10 Shocking Mandela Effects *Must Read*

    For years, I believed that my childhood was nothing short of a poetic fairy-tale. Growing up, I had most of what I wanted and everything that I needed. It wasn't always magical, but it was great to know that regardless of the ungrateful attitude I carried as a little shit, my mom still took really good care of me. If I were her I would have definitely slid me back to God immediately. However, she fell in love, and here I am. Being a kid was hard at times, but there were many times I made great memories.
  • Shawn Dall
    Published 3 months ago
    This Will Ruin Your Childhood Forever - This Will Ruin YOU
  • Scott Lavely
    Published 5 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 6 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 6 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 8 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 9 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 10 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 11 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.