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ID a dystopian future short story with massive unemplyment and a utopia.

I'm trying to ID a short story where the protagonist becomes unemployed in a world where once you lose your job you have no hope of getting another job and are therefor forced to accept marginal government assistance. Additional spoilerific details inside. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Feb 7, 2014 - 2 answers

Help me find passages from speculative science fiction regarding food.

Looking for sci-fi writers' imaginings of gastronomy in the future, innovative cooking techniques, haute cuisine of the year 3000, that sort of thing. Descriptions can be mundane, fantastical or technojargony. Can include imaginary or extraterrestrial ingredients. Any medium is fine (film, TV, book, etc.). Adjacent genres such as fantasy would work too.
posted by duffell on Jun 26, 2013 - 46 answers

Mammary cannons optional

Science fiction that deals with people having the ability to download information directly to their brains? [more inside]
posted by Lobster Garden on Sep 27, 2012 - 29 answers

What should 22nd century California be like?

I'm writing a series of time travel novels. Since my first one is scheduled to be published in November, I've been debating what my next one should be. One idea I have is for a young woman in San Francisco or Los Angeles to find herself 100 years in the future (in 2110 or so), but I need some help imagining a realistic future. [more inside]
posted by suburbanbeatnik on Jun 14, 2012 - 29 answers

In the year 4000...

I'm looking for good movies set in the future, especially the far future. Dystopian, post-apocalyptic or neither. Actually, especially neither, but no magic. I'm looking for interesting speculations on what happens by the year 2XXX, or 10,000, or whenever.
posted by BungaDunga on Dec 5, 2010 - 34 answers

... And then we'd blow their minds!

What kinds of pranks and/or practical jokes could a time traveller pull on people from the past without changing history? [more inside]
posted by amyms on Aug 8, 2010 - 22 answers

Name this scifi story about highways of the future

Looking for a short sci-fi story that I read on the internet. It was about a police force who worked in the very risky highways of the future, where rocket cars zoomed around at hundreds of miles an hour. [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller on Nov 1, 2009 - 5 answers

What is the name of this story about waiting? "Godot" isn't in the title.

ID That Story: novel (novella? short story?) in which a man is standing in line. Pretty much the entire story is his experience while waiting in line. It's a future/dystopia story. The man is waiting in line to make a complaint. He falls in love with the girl in front of him, though she's not allowed to turn and look at him. It's a parable about overpopulation. It was probably written in the 60s or 70s. That's all I remember.
posted by grumblebee on Nov 20, 2008 - 8 answers

Blogging from the future - forcing wordpress to show future dates

How can I get wordpress to show a post as though it had been published in the future? [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Jan 27, 2008 - 12 answers

Failed predictions of the future?

Is there a website that lists failed science fiction predictions, and successful ones? [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Apr 13, 2006 - 13 answers

What is this book?

My niece just called and asked about a book. Her description didn't strike any chords, so I thought I'd try the denizens of AskMe.

The theme is a future where noone has a name, only a number. Noone thinks in terms of individuality, and terms like "I" and "me" are not used. The protagonist of the book meets someone who is not bound by those strictures and learns to think like an individual. The last line of the book is something along the lines of "I am" or "I am (somename)".

Ring a bell with anyone?
posted by joaquim on Jan 9, 2004 - 22 answers

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