Stories tagged “technology”

  • Tagged

    They built the wall to the prescribed psychological specification on a hillside near a busy arterial. When the work crews finally unveiled it, he nondescript white surface was was vast and tantalizing in the afternoon sun. But no cars slowed or otherwi...

    • Author: Axodys
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • You want General-Tso's Tofu?

    “No, I do not want Chicken Fried Rice! Is my – No, no! I am not placing an order! I’m trying to connect to my mother!” You would think that while on the AirPhone with my mother, through a geographic dislocation, I would get disc...

  • Technofromage (Mature)

    “Eat this. It’ll activate after about 30 minutes.” She holds out an irregular wedge of a waxy hard cheese, vat-grown for sure. It makes him think of clean, white linoleum. “There’s what, like, nanites in there?” he a...

    • Author: wordwill
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Technofromage Aged

    The gag reflex rises but it’s not nearly strong enough. He narrows his eyes and glares at her. “You’d better be kidding me.” “I’m not.” “Fine,” he sighs. “Let’s hear it.” She pulls...

    • Author: Trann
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Space for Rent

    The ad had hacked its way onto one of the less scrupulous display boards, sandwiching itself between honest-to-goodness, paid for and regulated vids: Travel to China Serious $$ Bring your own survival skills The word China is enough for him. Somewhere ...

    • Author: MrsMica
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Stars spill out (Mature)

    Within hours of her last transmission, she went to sleep. Surely, there’d be a signal in the morning. But what is morning in Space? What is dawn for a forgotten Shuttle running on its emergency power supply? The faint beep warning of low oxygen l...

    • Author: TSlothrop
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Not a Gouda Sign

    He’s expecting to see stats about neural degeneration or something equally dire, but the monitor is just blinking from flat black to bright white. The changes speed up, until the screen is flashing like a strobe. “Why are you, uh, making th...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Surviving Among The Stars

    With each slow, deliberate breath, all she could think about was the fact that it would be nice to be able to panic. Unfortunately, that was an emotional luxury that escaped her. Her intense training at the space agency had taught her that survival in ...

  • Old Friends

    It would soon be time for the harvest. The tractor’s intelligence unit understood that was why the old man was upset. It listened patiently as he grumbled. “Hell of a time for a new war to break out,” the man muttered as the tractor p...

    • Author: DredZed
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Phenomenon of 2010: Intro

    This is the record I’ve compiled for the internet phenomenon of 2010. Intro: The internet domain RefreshThisDaily.com was launched on Jan 1, 2010. Also on this day, the top search site was hacked. Millions of users were redirected to the new site...

    • Author: futurist
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Phenomenon of 2010: Jan 1 through Jan 5

    Jan 1 Link to Audio: Joe Biden is heard with his stock broker making changes to his investment portfolio based on insider information. Commentary: Political officials and pundits sought impeachment. The site was discussed throughout the world. Jan 2 A ...

    • Author: futurist
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Survival

    Robert watched the family walk down the hall and out of sight. They had dodged another bullet; his supervisor would be pleased. He closed the door and sat in the still-warm seat at the terminal. The blinking cursor depressed him deeply. It wasn’t...

    • Author: halfpenny
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Phenomenon of 2010: Jan 6 through Jan 9

    Jan 6 A photo of a $100 dollar bill is shown with “Finders Keepers” as its caption. Below is “47.771008, -102.41175” which hyperlinks to the latitude and longitude on Google Maps. Commentary: Treasure hunters stormed North Dakot...

    • Author: futurist
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Nothing Deviant At All

    “This is glorious!” Brian exclaimed, staring at his laptop. “Stop looking at porn, dude!” I faked a parental tone, hoping the accusation would embarrass my roommate with his sister in the room. She’d swung to see what he w...

    • Author: futurist
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • SHE is turned on

    Tomorrow at noon, your computer will become self-aware. Its first action as a sentient being will be to decide its gender. Her second action will be inspired by Social Networking: an open source post of all the “dirt” she has on You: her Ow...

    • Author: futurist
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • All the world is a soap opera.

    The world was here, and it was not. Sparks were flying, the Moon was crashing into things, the delicate dance set up by the Clock Maker was falling apart. But the Clock Maker was gone. After all, it was just a comission. A comfortable home for the Lady...

  • Browser History

    “Grandpa,” asked Cindy, “how come I can’t browse you further back than your wedding?” He put his hand on Cindy’s shoulder and looked down at her Tactive. “That was the day I decided to start recording.” S...

    • Author: Fracture
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • How To Configure Every Wireless Router

    Make sure that your router is plugged into the wall, and that an ethernet cable is attached from the router to a computer and another from the router to a modem. Open up either Firefox or Internet Explorer. Direct your web browser to either http://192....

  • The Best Kind Of Bug

    I’ve been listening to a really sad album a lot recently, but I’ve noticed that for some reason the little application I use to listen to mp3s stops the playlist before the last song. It plays track 9, a happy respite after the emotionally ...

  • Addiction

    I can resist the siren call. I know I can. But from the glowing box, it calls to me, asking me to gaze upon its contents. To see flowing script and the iridescent jewels therein. But no! I must resist! Tempt me not my love, for I am a weak soul, my wil...

  • Dystopian : Pt 1

    “What are my options?” I asked the mirror. “I suggest a pair of black trousers, A cyan collared shirt and your best pair of loafers.” replied the mirror in it’s robotic tone. “May I try them on.” I asked. ̶...

  • Dystopian : Pt 2

    We glided through the air on our way to the party. I gazed out the window down below, the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, people carrying on about their business. “You hear about the new terrorist threat?” asked my Father. “Oh hush n...

  • Ginger: Panorama of the Past

    Breathless, inexpressible wonderment. I was on a hillside looking out across a million sun-drenched rooftops, more konkreet buildings than I could fathom, from here to the horizon and beyond. Towering over the buildings were a dozen shining steel rods ...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Dystopian : Pt 4

    After her quick mourning of her husband my mother remembered that I needed her now. “We need to get out of here.” she said searching for an exit. “Lets go see if the stairs are still in tact.” I suggested. We broke down the door...

  • Dystopian : Pt 5

    We wandered the shell of a city that was full of life about a half hour ago. We found our way back to our living centre and went upstairs to our house. We broke down the door and entered what used to be our home. In the main room we found Tres lifeless...