Category Archives: Fascinating Future

Just a few words

From my Wattpad profile:

From a young age I have been fascinated by science and technology. In particular I am interested in how technological “progress” will affect society and it this very interaction between humans and their creations, I like to explore in my writings. Most of my work is so-called mundane science fiction, set in the near future (i.e. the next two hundred years) and primarily within our Solar system. Continue reading →

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Harry Potter and the Magical Gene

The way magic is inherited in the Harry Potter universe cannot properly explained by Mendel’s law regarding dominant and recessive genes. Also a polygenetic model of inheritance does not seem to fit the examples provided in the official HP canon. However, I believe that there is one method known to modern genetics that perfectly fits. Continue reading →

Announcement

I have decided no longer to post stories on this website. Instead I have created account on Wattpad and from now on I will publish my stories there. On this site I will continue to post my musings (“contemplation”) and the occasional reviews.

Update: country files

I have updated the country files page. Apparently numerous country files were not yet listed.

Characters: Alice Parker

Full name: Alice Caroline Parker-Smith

Country of birth: Eurasian Confederation

Year of birth: 2030

Nationality: Elysian, formerly Eusrasian

Profession: federal senator, formerly domestic worker

Partner: general Robert Parker

Most famous/notorious for: chairwoman of “the Republican Mothers against Abortion”

Main rivals: other senators and lobbyists

Main allies: female conservatives, animal welfare activists

Featured in: Before the committee 

Time-symmetric formulation of quantum theory provides new understanding of causality, free choice, and why we remember the past but not the future

Sounds interesting, but read for yourself.

After Big Bang

Theoretical physicists at the Université libre de Bruxelles have developed a fully-symmetric formulation of quantum theory which establishes an exact link between asymmetry and the fact that we can remember the past but not the future.

The laws of classical mechanics are independent of the direction of time, but whether the same is true in quantum mechanics has been a subject of debate. While it is agreed that the laws that govern isolated quantum systems are time-symmetric, measurement changes the state of a system according to rules that only appear to hold forward in time, and there is difference in opinion about the interpretation of this effect.

320px-Wooden_hourglass_3 from WIKI

Now theoretical physicists at the Université libre de Bruxelles have developed a fully time-symmetric formulation of quantum theory which establishes an exact link between this asymmetry and the fact that we can remember the past but not the future — a…

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Announcement

I have good experience in writing flash fiction for a Dutch story site, so I have decided to also write flash fiction in English. With flash fiction I refer to stories of a few hundred words – up to one thousand.

It’s my intention to publish one to two flash fiction stories on this site each week and to publish a longer story (up to 3,000 words) at least once a month.

The flash fiction will be either stand-alone stories or part of a series. But the themes of this FF stories will be same as the other stories on this side.

Besides this changes I will continue with my “contemplation” articles and occasional reviews.

Why Star Wars is not science fiction, and related matters…

Found this excellent article just by googling. This is a good read. It clearly explains why “star wars” is not science fiction but fantasy – more precisely “space fantasy”.

Simon Dillon Books

star-wars

“Science Fiction is something that could happen – but usually you wouldn’t want it to. Fantasy is something that couldn’t happen, though often you only wish that it could.”

– Arthur C Clarke.

Has anyone else noticed how easily people get confused between fantasy and science fiction? Yes, these two kinds of storytelling are related and sometimes intermingle to a degree, but they are different genres.

I once explained the difference this way. In Star Trek, the Enterprise goes to warp speed because of some confusing gobbledegook about dilithium crystals, quantum tunnels, inertial dampeners and the warp drive. In Star Wars, the Millennium Falcon goes to light speed because it can. How it goes to light speed is utterly, utterly irrelevant in a story concerned with fairy tale themes.

Let’s be completely clear on this: Star Wars is not science fiction. It is fantasy; a fairy tale…

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New page

I have decided to create a new page, glossary. Here I will briefly explain certain key concepts used in the stories here on Fascinating Future.

During the coming period I will expand the current list.

Update

I have updated the about page.