Stories tagged “technology”

  • Rescued at Last?

    A clang that shook the entire ship jolted her out of her meditation. She gasped, regretting it a moment later as she remembered her oxygen conservation techniques. Was she being rescued? Or was it just another piece of space debris hitting the ship? No...

  • The Magician

    They say that sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. So when Lland was confronted by a man who claimed to be a magician… well, he made the only conclusion he could. “I’m definitely a magician,” insiste...

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Hitlers Son (A Life of Atonement)

    Returning to Austria, when his schooling finished, Menhit set about reclaiming his earlier identity. He also read through papers and letters of his fathers and was aghast at his fathers naieve and secular approach in his thinking. Using his inheritance...

    • Author: Marli
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Past Imperfect

    “Right there,” he said and with a quick gesture Alex summoned the system controls in mid air beneath his open hand. The HALO playback paused, a shimmering holographic projection of a man, eyes closed, head against a mirror froze before him....

    • Author: SerKevin
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Beside You in Time

    Disorientation, blinding pain, confusion and finally clarity. The feel of cold glass against his head and warm tears on cheeks. Alex slowly opened his eyes, blinking to gain focus. It worked, good. Deep breath, his younger body felt good… at leas...

    • Author: SerKevin
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • A Stitch in Nine Saves Time

    Lights strobed red and klaxons wailed as Jeff ran down the corridor to the Directors office. HALO had sensed the first waves of an incoming temporal storm. A paradox was forming, and from the looks of it, this one was going to be major. “Report,&...

    • Author: SerKevin
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The First Sunrise

    The Sun rose behind the Earth. Mark, as the satellite called itself in its primitive brain, quickly took a picture of it and quietly sent it down to Earth. It then turned its camera to Earth and started its work. Mark was the first satellite with ̶...

    • Author: Alotar
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Time's Fun When You're Having Flies (Mature)

    The plan was simple and elegant, Diana would jump back in time to a point just before Alex. One well placed wet kiss New Years Eve night and the carefully crafted nano machine virus would do the rest… make a full synaptic backup then lay in wait....

    • Author: SerKevin
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Stands the Test of Time?

    Finding your car in a parking lot after leaving it there for a few days could be challenging… remembering where you parked the car 25 years ago, now that’s interesting! Locating the car was just the start. Alex hoped it would be like riding...

    • Author: SerKevin
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Time Wounds All Heals (Mature)

    Where the fuck was she? No, better yet, when the fuck was she? Diana was lost in time and ramifications were just sinking in. What had gone wrong? How had she ended up here? It was Alex of course. He’s smart, He planned for this. How could she no...

    • Author: SerKevin
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Ancient Technology

    “It’s a phone,” Ment observed, rather pointedly. And it appeared to be not just an ordinary phone, but a very decidedly ancient model. Possibly one of the earliest forms of cellphone ever manufactured. It looked worn from years of ove...

  • An Investor Meeting

    The café disappeared. All that remained was Ment, Glyph, the table, the chairs, and the ancient cellphone in Glyph’s hand. The café was replaced with a pale glow that shrouded everything in a haze of unrecognizability. A man in a crisp blue sui...

  • Lockdown

    My fingers danced across the screen as I opened page after page of documents. “Staring at that screen all night isn’t going to help you.” My mother said standing in the doorway behind me. “No matter what they say i’m not g...

  • Darkest Night

    It is night and the planes have done their work. I can feel the power, floating in the currents of the air, lying on every surface. Doubtless the enemy is wondering what has happened, why there is grey dust everywhere. They’ve been on edge for da...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Heaven's Applause

    The missile arced into the cloud banks sharply. Shedding Machs like water, it slowed from its cruise speed to strike velocity. The satellite linkup was still (thankfully) live and satellite visuals picked out the target and the missile throughout the E...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • War Machine

    The operation of a HyperSpace Advancements Military firearm starts with the simple motion of a trigger backwards into the gun casing. The gun then requests confirmation from the grip, accessing the smart glove holding the weapon. When received, a fibre...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Cartographer

    Our little ship coasted on the rough turbulence around Yvonne’s Delight. We were five days out from the Hydras, running a shipload of tetrahydride to Phis Minor. The pilots up front yelled incomprehensible vectors at each other, every now and the...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Thor's Hammer

    They say that weapons forged in the heat of the battle can never be used outside the glory and the death of the fight. They say that weapons used in battle will never be content to rest idle. They say… I cared not what they said. My enemies near ...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Unforeseen Consequences

    “The saboteur… my God, I’m so stupid. It was… I was… oh -” Security Chief Furlough grabbed me firmly by the shoulders and shook me. “Snap out of it, carto. Where is he?” “Must’ve hopped aboard...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A New Birth for the Ancient Man

    Black smudged hands and aching joints were a thing of the past. The massive machine that sat in front him, staring blankly back, with his aged expression mirrored in it’s screen, seemed to taunt him. Yes, it had been years. And, yes, many of his ...

    • Author: R.
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • We have a problem

    I was in the middle of our morning briefing with Mission Control. They had a new list of experiments they wanted us to setup on the micro gravity crystal lab and I was thinking about how it would screw up the normal schedule. Suddenly the communication...

  • Time Is No Place For Artificial Intelligence (Mature)

    Numbers and information appeared across its HUD, alerting it to a survivor. It turned its head flawlessly and leapt over one hundred feet, landing in front of the survivor. It cocked its head, a strange bug its creators never quite fixed, and looked at...

  • Keywords

    This campfire society is a call to isolation. Away from technology’s test, no need to duck bullets. Sequestered away from that teeming death hole, One may take pride in life and philosophy, comedy and fears. It is a speed run from darkness to lig...

    • Author: Tesseract
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • The Comfort of A Screen

    “You live here?” She asked, “Isn’t it a little, dark?” I didn’t get up from my chair to greet her, nor had I planned too. The comfort of speaking to her through a screen had vanished and here she was, standing in my sanctuary, rummaging thr...

    • Author: Isadora
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • Aftermath (Mature)

    Consciousness returned slowly — along with a fierce pounding in my head. “Take it easy, carto.” I opened my eyes to see Captain Harrigan standing over me. I started to sit up, but he put a hand against my chest and pushed me back down...

    • Author: Jim Stitzel
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5