Exploring the future of science today, while looking back on the achievements from yesterday. Science fiction is science future.
Three short weeks
Have you ever wondered if your life had a purpose bigger than yourself? Larger than your fears of not fitting in? Larger than your stresses about what to eat, who to be friends with and how to get a boyfriend?
At some point in the Old Summer, Robyn woke up and forgot what time was. It was her mother’s fault, really, part of the pandemic – a gradual thing to begin with that had been slowly taking on more momentum as the months passed. It had started quietly, with a few words exchanged between top scientists and government officials. Nothing to worry about, just wisps of information here and there, the pieces too small to assemble, too far apart to form a comprehensible whole. Robyn’s mother was in the final stages of developing a cure for memory loss when she heard the rumours about the new funding the government was offering. All she would have to do was work under their supervision. Within days, she was approached, within hours, she agreed, within minutes, $20,000 was deposited in her bank account, and then – well, and then there was no going back.
The Armless Young Man
Page 1 This journal is property of Aiden Wilmont. --- Page 2 This is amazing! I can actually write my thoughts on a piece of paper now!
I woke up to the house softly vibrating. An electronic buzz floated throughout the room, coming and going in pulses. “I’m awake… I’m awake,” I mumbled, waving my arms side to side, signalling the alarm to turn off.
A Very Good Day
Your heart punches you in the back of the sternum and you jerk awake suddenly, gagging on a scream. The first thing you notice is the air. It’s thick and damp, and choked with a smell so dense you can actually taste it - like eating a spoonful of rancid peanut butter and not having anything wet to wash it down with. You smack your tongue desperately against your palate, searching for a pocket of saliva to soften the grimy film coating your mouth. It almost works, but not really.
In the State Once Known as Texas
In the State Once Known as Texas From far away, Erin heard the familiar hoot of a night owl. The sound reminded her of growing up in the flatlands of the state once known as Texas, but that was impossible. Owls, like so many animals around the world, were extinct. Confused, Erin blinked, unsure of where she was, and only knew her head ached. Rolling onto her side, she realized her hands were bound behind her back, and if she had to guess, it was with her own handcuffs. Hay and sawdust covered the wooden floor, and she put it all together as the memories of what happened flooded her mind.
The Great Fall of the American Empire
After the great fall of the American empire, many people living within what used to be populous cities dispersed into more rural, mountainous and coastal regions. By 2043, New York and Las Vegas became barren as humans realized concrete and steel did not meet their primal needs.
Sometime in the near future; SETI has captured a strange, indecipherable signal originating from within deep space... Somewhere just beyond the reaches of the kuiper belt. For months scientists and astronomers have mulled over the signal superimposing it on spectrographs, using advanced computer systems and data processing equipment to discern what it might mean exactly.
Bringing Glass Domes With WiFi To Mars
Elon Musk is nothing if not a master of staying in the headlines. And his latest gambit is nothing short of mad genius (with a bit of an emphasis on the “mad” part of the equation).
The dining area was packed as usual. People were sitting next to each other, packed in like sardines. To them it was normal, but to me it was suffocating and I could hardly stand it. I looked as the food servers put what they called pizza on my plate along with a large portion of salad. Apparently, pizza and salad together were a popular meal choice back on Earth and they’ve decided to keep that tradition alive. However, I don’t think that the Earthlings of the past would approve of this pizza. I’ve seen pictures in the archives and this looks nothing like those.
Joining the Supra Survival Elite:
The World Health Organization has recently announced that as bad as the COVID-19 crisis has been, the next pandemic, which they expect in the next 5 years, will be much worse and kill many more people. In response, decisions have been made, amongst those in a position to do so, to call it quits here and go all in for the ultimate escape plan - taking advantage of the near completion of time travel research to the past.
What you are about to read is one chapter of many in my upcoming book "Utopia." It is a futuristic book about a girl in the future playing a game/simulation based on the life of a 36 year man trying to find his way in life and love during the pandemic in 2020.