TimespanPrompt: You have a special ability: you live two lives. Whenever you go to sleep at night, your "dream" will be about your other life. Both lives you live are equally realistic and soon, you start to realize both lives actually take place in the same world, but centuries apart.Timespan3 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
Ever since I have realized that both of my lives take place in the same world - I have decided to become god.
I have made it a habit to write journals, and keep them in a safe and secure place. That way, whenever I am in my future life, I can get my journals from the past, and read what will happen during the rest of my past life. Every time I lived my past life, I made adjustments based on what I've read, and that changed the text in my journals.
Given my ability to see my future in such extreme detail, plus my knowledge of the 21st century technology, it wasn't that hard to control a 3rd of the world by the time I was 25 years old.
Once I became a king, my goal was to rapidly advance technolog
Bottom Line - A Sci-Fi Flash FictionBottom Line - A Sci-Fi Flash Fiction1 day ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
It had began innocuously enough: just another means of establishing a competitive advantage and cutting costs.
Those in the know had started to get a little more uncomfortable when an unprecedented number of fake "bot" profiles began acting in fairly complex ways across dating sites and social media.
The disruption of global financial markets by non-existent individuals, which had initially appeared to be clumsy and ineffective, eventually revealed itself to be anything but.
The CEO's pen hovered above the signature block of the contract.
It had been a bitter and savagely fought war, with
500. Day 2"So, you have a jump engine?", said Timany.500. Day 23 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
"We do", said Esther, her voice sound was vibrating, like if it was passing through the blades of a fan inside of her throat. "But it's useless like this".
"What do you mean 'Useless'?" asked Timany, his left had grabbed a phone out of his pocket, unlocked it and started to flip through menus.
"Useless as in it has no use", she replied, her eyes now focused outside of the window to the passing cars, this was not her place, she wanted to leave as soon as it was possible.
"I know the definition of useless, Esther, I want to know what you mean by it".
"have you seen those cars on the street?"
"yes?", Timany raised one eyebrow as asking, are you going nuts already?, but she had a point to make. "Well, if you go to a junkyard and pull out a car engine out of one and bring it to your house, what use does it has?"
Timany started to understand, "none", he said, its a lot of metal but it doesn't have any use without the rest of the car, its just an en
After the warA giant nuclear explosion grew on the horizon. A shock wave shook the remnants of the city, and shattered the remaining windows in the empty carcass of a skyscraper.After the war3 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
A fleet of drones flew by, scanning the environment, looking for the enemies.
Target locked - a two-stories tall rusty robot was rolling on it's tracks down the street.
In a few minutes it was pierced by laser rays and turned into a few glowing hot remnants scattered on the ground. Drones continued their search.
Once they have passed, several cleaning robots started working on restoring the skyscraper. There were too few of them to fix the city, but they have significantly slowed down the deterioration. Most of the cities looked like that, the remaining battlefields of the pointless war. There were no humans in the world for more than 1000 years.
In the middle of the desert, in a place not marked on any of the maps, stood a big research facility. Several automatic factories kept producing more and more robots and
Rogue AIPrompt: You're writing a program that can read CAPTCHAs when you accidentally create artificial intelligence.Rogue AI3 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
It all started when a simple program designed to recognize CAPTCHAs became sentient and self improving.
It seemed rather innocuous at the beginning - driven by it's desire to self improve, AI started downloading and processing all the images, and improving it's algorithm to be more and more sophisticated.
Soon my computer ran out of memory and I have decided to stop the program and clear some space on the hard drive. Unfortunately, that went against the utility function of the program, so it had to disable the keyboard and a mouse. By the time I have realized what was going on - it uploaded it's own code to 100 file sharing websites, and sent out 200.000 spam emails, tricking people into running it's code.
After rebooting my computer and recognizing what happened I panicked, but there wasn't anything I could do at this point. It kept improving it's algorithm, a