Exploring our galactic excursions in a distant-but-perhaps-not-so-distant post-apocalyptic world. In the year 2182, NASA sent a team of researchers up to the moon after Earth’s total livable acreage went down by over one-third since the start of the century. The continents all had shrunk as they were consumed by the oceans. Large swathes of land … Continue reading Lepus
A teen recalls how her dreams and nightmares have changed over the years “Did you have nightmares growing up?” the lady asks, pulling out a notepad from her large wooden desk. I open my mouth to speak, but then pause to think about it. Growing up I remember having nightmares regularly. Looking back now, they … Continue reading Sweet Dreams
Exploring the ethics of fairness with physical modifications “What’s your dream?” “To become the world’s best combat fighter, of course!” I was six when I first stepped into the studio. My parents wanted me to start training along with my brother. He was 11 at the time, and the few glimpses I got of him … Continue reading Fight for It
Exploring the development of a neural net powered by nanobots that can help treat depressive episodes in humans.
Empathy, an important yet seldom appreciated emotion — what occurs when it disappears altogether in favor of personal excellence? My breath comes quick. I sprint through the halls, my friend in tow. We desperately look for solace — any place to shelter us. “They’re coming!” He screams. We catapult ourselves behind a row of dusty … Continue reading Husk
A broken cure for the need to stay smart. A building with two large glass doors looms ahead at 8342 Blue Street, giant blue-and-white sign boasting SYNTELLIGENCE: LEADING THE FIELD OF SYNTHESIZED INTELLIGENCE. Sora halts briefly, slowly clenching and unclenching her gloved fists as she rereads the words a final time. She then climbs up … Continue reading The White Room
Exploring the future of a technologically-reliant world through a virtual pandemic propelled by a computer virus.
How one summer illustrated the strength of grief and the importance of defeating it
Discover the truth behind one of the first major UFO crashes in the history of the world… and the organization behind it.
A scientist creates the first artificial creature, a feat once impossible, but leads to the connection between the forces of nature… and chaos. “I’ve bloody done it.” I’ve done it. I’ve really done it. In the sparkling white lab with marbled floors, filled with cutting-edge technology and not a speck of dust in the air, … Continue reading Homunculus