Stories tagged “technology”

  • Big Brother is Apathetic (Mature)

    Parking lots are stuffed with cameras. Pockets hide high quality microphones. And, of course, everything is connected to a server. A motivated and skilled Legion of people wouldn’t take too much effort to view, record and catalog the minutia of d...

  • The Fountain of Controversy

    Thank you for joining us. My guest today is Olivia Musser, CEO of Sandlot Ventures. Welcome to the show Mrs, Musser. The pleasure is mine Laurie. This week your company announced a new breakthrough. Something people are calling ‘the fountain of y...

  • United We Fall

    In a New York hotel suite, late at night a United Nations ambassador sleeps. The only sound is the winds clashing with the skyscraper which is joined by a phone ring. The ambassador stirs and answers it. “Hello?” “Ambassador, Pack you...

  • After Dinner Mint

    The meetings are scheduled no less then a month in advance to accommodate the participants itineraries. Never for later the same day. The group usually meet for two hours as they thoroughly discussed points relating to their eclectic nature. Now the pa...

  • Intentions and Consequences

    India once had the second highest population and the highest population density of any country. Our largest natural resource was pure human potential. If only the world knew how many of the United State’s PhD’s used to be awarded to a proud...

  • The Phone

    He swiped his finger across the screen, unlocking it. The phone had only four applications on it. There was the ability to place a call, as well as an app for taking notes, and a button for accessing the general settings. There was another app simply l...

    • Author: Thoth
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • The Phone, Two

    He fiddled with his new acquisition a little more, opening up the contacts list as he wondered about the owner (previous owner, he corrected himself) and his identity. Did he somehow forget about it when he left the phone booth? And why didn’t he...

    • Author: Thoth
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • The Phone, Three

    He was treated to a black screen, an image of a half-melted candle, its flame a vibrant display of energy. A word and a single button slowly materialized in the center of it all, their presence dominating everything else. Ignite? The button was simply ...

    • Author: Thoth
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • The Phone, Four

    The sudden howl of fright and agony jumped Mark badly. Turning his head to the source, he watched in horror as a man in a business suit scrambled madly about, engulfed in flame. The inferno was almost blinding for everyone in the vicinity, and Mark cou...

    • Author: Thoth
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • The Phone, Five

    The vehicle, for some reason or other, had no time to react to the burning man in the middle of the road. They collided, sending the body flying several feet away while the car veered away and crashed on the shopfront of the local bakery. The screaming...

    • Author: Thoth
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Wizard's Last Transmission

    She slammed her files down upon the table. “I thought you had it all planned,” she said, coldly. “We leave this place in June and move back to my parents. That was your idea.” Her fists were bunched up at her sides. I made my wa...

    • Author: Thoth
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • In the Wind

    Cray felt the fuel cells eject from his rocket boots just as they had a thousand times before. He watched them plummet to a dull thud against the sandy Estoria shoreline, hundreds of feet below. He twisted his legs, tapped the thrust button on his palm...

    • Author: neil kant
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • From the Library of Failure (Branch 1, Part 4)

    Gwen left her room with a purposeful stride that became a run anytime she let her attention wander. Doors to other living quarters dotted the hallway seemingly at random. Although there were many doors, she had never seen another person besides N in th...

  • From the Library of Failure (Branch 1, Part 10)

    The open terrace of the transport bay was reassuringly familiar. White fluted columns regularly interrupted the rippling bronze of the walls. Wide, flat steps, descended down to a tiled terrace that led to three rounded elevator-looking doors. Strangel...

  • Overdrive

    “How was it?” Marcus asked, as Mara slipped out of the pilot’s seat. “Awesome!” she replied. Her grin was dazzling. “But this overdrive is insane! I actually had to keep my foot on the brake just to keep from losing ...

  • Traversal: Message in a Bottle

    The silence afterward was nearly as deafening as the onslaught before it. Harking gave his crew a ten-count to check their stations. He was about to demand an update when all ship functions momentarily died and came back to life. He heard muttered curs...

    • Author: Jim Stitzel
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Traversal: Course Correction

    Message delivered, the nodes detached from Harking’s vessel and drifted back into their former positions. And thank the gods for that, thought Harking. “Navigation, what’s the next closest jump point?” he demanded. There was a m...

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

    I bend my head forward and pray at the altar of technology, The screen casting its heavenly glow upon my face Its gentle beams-the product of brave men and women Who took metal and mineral and electricity And out of the emptiness Made everything. All ...

  • Quick! Before anyone notices the extra...

    Richard, fire in his belly, stood tall and beheld what he had done. With a simple command, he had instantly duplicated an entire galaxy. “Computer. Is there no one in the universe to hold me to account? Is there anything that can restrain me?R...

    • Author: Antivard
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Breached (prose)

    Through his reflection in the glass, Johnathon watched the city dwellers scurry to-and-fro far below him. The high-rise office suite at the pinnacle floor of the Sinclair building provided him the opportunity, while its windows stretching from floor to...

    • Author: BiC
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • We are Failing

    Technology has come so far From the invention of the wheel We dream now Of moving without It spinning beneath Our metal and plastic machines But can we realize our dream Of flight made mundane When we still walk on neglected ground While the slope c...

  • Weapons Training Guide

    I am the daughter of a society on Mars. We live in isolation, fighting our way out of this dark hole, void of Earth’s poetic technology, such as firepower based on philosophy and metaphysics. Starships sail near. When we see them in space, we sen...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Jungle Jane Junior

    I got the call on my radio at 6AM. I dressed with speed, praying the Jeep would run. Working in isolation from society was nice most days, but not when I was the only civilized one, a daughter of Jane Goodall. There is no room for fear when approaching...

  • He's Been Watching Too Much Stargate

    “Reverse-engineer it?” I asked. “I… look, we don’t even have the physics to describe this thing. Much less make a new one.” The alien artifact, a small smooth pink slab, sat on the conference table between us. The ge...

    • Author: kyle90
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • 6. Powers of Communication; Powers of Imagination

    Test your powers of imagination further, traveler. It doesn’t matter that you’re an apparition of my imagination now, settle down. Stay. I’ve no one else to talk with. Picture a device for communication that would allow you to speak ...