Posted by Alexandra on December 14th, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, 10. December 2099 – The White House has just confirmed reports that a new, inhabitable planet has been found on the outer rim of the Milky Way Galaxy and that it contains what appears to be at least one set of intelligent life forms.
In a prepared statement, White House Representative Alice Gregg explained that while they are officially declaring this new area of the galaxy as inhabited, there are no immediate plans for any type of communication.
Posted by Ivonne on December 12th, 2011
Cape Ibrium, Luna, 17 March 2171 – The IonGen Corporation announced today the long-anticipated launch of the first manned mission to Mars. The mission has been in the planning stage for several decades, and though long plagued by numerous delays, is finally scheduled to torch off from the LaGrange-Hallstadt orbital facility on 20 July. That date in commemoration of the first lunar landing 202 years ago in 1969.
The mission is the brainchild of IonGen founder and CEO, Terrence McCann-Wen, the eccentric genius who perfected the ion-pulse rocket engines that will power the manned Mars craft on its journey to the Red Planet.
Posted by Ivonne on December 7th, 2011
The Associated Press is reporting that an international team of scientists has announced that the long-awaited and hotly debated “Singularity” has been achieved. Dr. Renee Deschamps, who headed up the top-secret team, held a carefully-worded press conference this morning to announce that the first human hybrid, commonly known as a cyborg had been developed through the work of dozens of scientists who had been working on the project for the past 26 years.
The scientists’ work had been kept under tight security because not everyone is enthusiastic about the possible consequences of the development. Prominent bioethicist, Dr. Charles Rogers, of UCLA, has publically expressed grave concerns about the potential for disaster in creating human hybrids which could quickly surpass human intelligence capabilities, yet could not be invested with any human-identified morality or values. “Any such hybrids would have the potential of being the equivalent of intellectually-driven sociopaths,” Rogers said, “with capabilities no purely human being could match or defend against.”
Posted by Ivonne on December 6th, 2011
(REYKJAVIK, Iceland– April 6, 2047) The international consortium KnowNow today announced the completion of @Earth, their daring plan to move beyond the Internet. The organization’s leader, Sindri Baldursdóttir, announced the details at a press conference in Reykjavik, home of the headquarters of the organization. “Utilizing well established technologies such as cloud computing and array shift, we have initiated @Earth. As of today, knowledge belongs to everyone,” Baldursdóttir stated.
The @Earth project started eleven years ago. Their goal was to create a rudimentary artificial intelligence, (known as AI,) which would monitor a wide variety of resources to create an easily navigated knowledge source. The launch of the system today initiated the AI and made it available to subscribers. “Initially,” Baldursdóttir continued, “@Earth will be available to patrons of the project. Ultimately, it will be freely available to all residents of planet Earth.”
Posted by Alexandra on December 6th, 2011
As part of the increasingly competitive global market, the Dutch Parliament has passed a law allowing computer programming workers to receive computer brain implants that will allow them to link directly with their computer systems while creating and modifying program codes.
The bill currently known as “The Info Charix Bill of 2032” is expected to pass through the Dutch Senate without difficulty next week during their last planned assembly of the year. The Info Charix Bill comes on the heels of a bill that was passed in China last month which required factory workers to receive implants that enabled them to control machinery via a neural link.
Holland has struggled with retaining their top global position of computer security programs in the face of increasing competition from Japan and the United States since surpassing the two countries with the introduction of the Gate Mode security system that was developed by Hans Wisjing in 2021.
Posted by Maya on December 6th, 2011
(CUPERTINO, Calif. — March 15, 2026) Software giant Microsoft has joined forces with iLife manufacturer Apple as joint venture AM to release the first commercially available BCI or Brain Computer Interface (http://www.braincomputerinterface.com/) today. In an announcement from Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, CEO Michael Shahid highlighted how the BCI that Apple named the iSee will be used with the third generation iLife NoHand device to show and fully control a heads up display visible only to the user.
Shahid commented on the history of BCI research. “We owe much to the foundational work of Cyberkinetics (http://www.cyberkinetics.com/ ) who developed the BrainGate system in 2005. Their contribution to this project has been immeasurable. We also learned from the Utah Electrode Array project (http://www.sci.utah.edu/~gk/abstracts/bisti03/,) but in the final analysis, it was the synergy of Apple and Microsoft engineers that made this advance possible.” Shahid denied any involvement with the secretive government agency, DARPA.
Posted by Emma on December 6th, 2011
The New York Times, September 10th, 2029
Sphere to Replace the InfiNet
by Julie Evans
Researchers at the Institute for the Sphere Initiative, located in Silicon Valley, are currently working on a new technology that will forever change the way people access information from the Net. The idea for the Sphere was first conceived five years ago by head UN Scientist Swen Reinhardt, who is now lead researcher on the project. According to the 2028 Census, 95 ¬¬percent of the Earth’s population has access to the InfiNet. The project, known as Connect Earth, is aimed at developing a system that will eventually allow everyone across the world to be connected via the Sphere.
“Ever since the evolution of the Internet into what we now call the InfiNet, researchers have been working on inventing a method that lets people remain continually connected, not only to the InfiNet, but also to each other. It is this method and the resulting connectivity of people across the world that was the inspiration for the name Sphere,” shared Reinhardt during an interview conducted at the Institute for the Sphere Initiative.
Posted by Joey on December 6th, 2011
Scientists have finally found a cost-effective way to produce lab-grown meat that tastes the same or better than the real thing. This welcome announcement comes at a time when meat is at a premium. Ever since the drought of 2042, parched grazing lands have been decimated by devastating fires. Only the wealthiest citizens can afford the high cost of a pound of ground beef. Steak is a luxury reserved only for the privileged few. Ordinary people must subsist on the nutrients that can be derived from the bones and offal from the slaughterhouse.