The future is clear

The best sci-fi stories tend to focus on the battle between humanity and technology and the scenes they create in our imaginations are often close enough to the present to make you feel slightly uncomfortable about what the future might hold. For our Technology Issue, we asked some talented friends of the Idealog family to examine the role technology might play in our lives. We hope their stories get you thinking.

The future is clear

Idealog Fiction

"Everyone says it was nothing, like a coincidence. But I tell you what, nothing is nothing. Even nothing is something. When they found that ship, the Trojan II, it was drifting, completely empty, crew all gone. Everyone said, ‘oh, we can’t find anything on it. It’s like a tragic mystery. Case closed’. Bullshit. It’s lazy.”

Idealog fiction

“Why do you want to be senator, Malcolm?” Paul asked. “I want to serve the great people of this state, from the destitute and downtrodden to the most fortunate and successful. I want to create opportunity for all and help bring our state and our country into a new era of prosperity,” Malcolm replied.

Idealog fiction

Ted Robertson woke beneath a wave of anxiety, an unexpected and inexplicable mood of the type that a man occasionally discovers upon consciousness. And though he didn’t know where it had come from or what it meant, he sensed already that it was going to set a mildly unwelcome tone for the next few hours; an emotional dunking from which he’d remain damp for the rest of the evening.