Write a science fiction story where all human behavior can be predicted — until your character does something the algorithm did not expect.
Posted in Science Fiction on Jul 31, 2021
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“When Reality Strikes” by Yellow Lemon
Author's note: Hey! I started off with the given prompt, but somehow the story ended up differently! Hope you like it, and please leave a feedback! Thanks :) "Gear up, Zen," Zylith growled. Her bushy hair, barely contained in a hair tie, ware escaping and making her clench her teeth with frustration. "What do you think I'm doing then, Lith? Dancing about?" Zen cracked. Zylith felt Ze...
“Unpredictable Behaviors” by Boba Bendy
You hate this. You hate living like this where your every mood can be understood by everyone. You hate how your life is predicated based on your behaviors. You hate how every time you try expressing something new, the only reaction you get is something you’d expect. Something you would predict. You just want to be… unpredictable. It all started a few years ago when scientists developed a tool where everyone’s be...
“Invictus” by A. S.
Focus Group: 1134Congratulations! Today is the day when you become connected to the WORLD, or world-online-recognition-lock-design. You will never be alone again! Our software is specifically designed to prevent pain and allow you the happiest life possible. So, lean back, relax, because your new life will begin installation in 3… 2… 1… The muted whomp filters through the drug induced, dreamlike haze that fills my mind. Needle-like pain trickles through my ears as the polished...
“Victory to Thee” by Nandan Prasad
The moonlight reflected of Lovelock’s glasses, casting a thin line of white light on the newly plastered wall. He tilted his head to the right, watching the line shorten further and further, till it was nothing a bright speck, passable as a shiny fleck of paint. He took another pull of the cigarette he was clutching, relishing the sweet, watery taste that could only be classified as a poor shade of yellow. ...
“D 1 Night ” by Atenaga Monday
Living is everyone imagination of life, from how we eat, bath, walk, laugh and even sleep matter so much to us that we forget to appreciate the one thing we should find fascinating and that’s the Moon, the Sun, the Stars the Oceans and the beautiful animals, yes I know we have been told by different religion and scientific reasons of how we got to meet all this things but believe me after a horrible heart break all what Mike got to think was how to leave this earth go to somewhere else, he wanted to stop living well you will never know wh...
“What is the Soul” by Michele Duess
It was beautiful in Pompeii II. I had to give the doctor that. The village was nestled in a valley surrounded by green forests and snowcapped mountains. Dr. Mark Hughes turned away from the window and faced me. In front of us was a holoscreen. Like a river, the data flowed from the top to the bottom of the page. “You see, Reporter Elijah,” the doctor said, “by using the program Algo we can predict human behavior. It takes people’s past experiences and pre...
“Idorean” by Bonnie Clarkson
“Christopher’s Personal Idorean Device here. You will want pizza for tonight.” “Thanks for telling me. I’m ready for the recipe you picked out.” Twenty-two-years-old, away from my mother, and the P.I.D. makes the living easy. I like my hair short, but I’ll wait until the program predicts when I want it cut. I do like the new autumn colored shirt it said I would buy. It makes my brown eyes appear larger. ...
“The Butterfly Effect” by Rachel Macmorran
Derek Vlinder was utterly content. Aside from a brief hormonal phase in his teenage years while his therapeuticals had been getting dialed in, he had been utterly content his entire life. He had graduated from law school a few years ago and landed a rewarding job at a firm that specialized in international environmental protection. He recently purchased a small but stylish converted warehouse condo in a vibrant part of the city. He had the support and companionship of a solid group of long-time friends. Everything was on schedule. ...
“Happiness” by Alya Kaikuahine
I stepped into the freezing cold. I loved the feeling of fresh snow falling from the sky, turning your cheeks and nose red as you strained to look past the bushels of snow swirling and falling from the sky. I was so happy. Everything always seemed to go my way.“Daydreaming again Kara?” My friend Remi grinned. “One day, you’ll get your head stuck in the clouds. Or the dome, I guess.” Remi agreed with me on everything. We’ve been best friends since I fell off the swings in first grade, when the Earth fell and everyon...
“The Past Unexplained” by Ali Berg
Hi guys...before reading my story, for a, you know, better reading comprehension, kindly read first these words that are directly related to the story I made:Gog- their tracking devices installed since birthZephyr- the main algorithm of the GogStiffia- their countryStiffians- the people living in StiffiaStuffus- their money currencyVehcakt- Jo El's execution gun that shoots a million bullets in a second making it difficult for the subject to escape.Bountus- the people hunting for...
“Exercise in Futility” by Megan DeRouin
Exercise in FutilityI stood in line with all the other Drainers. I had my hands clenched into fists at my sides, my dirty, bitten fingernails cut into my palms as I watched the knights patrolling the ramparts above us. Their metal faces were blank and expressionless. My stomach quivered as the line slowly shuffled forward.Everyone from the Ghettos was drained once in their life. After that we got to live on the other side of the wall where we were happy. You were assigned and lived in bliss, all the p...
“Humans” by Joane Unknown
Imagine being in a world where any of your moves, thoughts, sounds, feelings, are predicted. For example, you are thinking that you are hungry and the Boss already predicted what you are going to do, or, you like a boy and The Boss already predicted that you are going to have a relationship with that boy. I am Joane and this is the world I live in. No freedom, we are controlled. Since you were born, one of his employees,...
“Christmas In July” by Writers Block
It was another day at the shop in the Piedmont region, and Debbie dusted the displays. She grew weary of the quiet, pin dropping eeriness. She goes over to Booth 51 and grabs a radio. While thumbing through the range of channels, Debbie comes across one that plays music as opposed to talk radio. She turns the volume to a bare audible level. Some sudden noise towards the back of the shop now got her attention. Debbie stro...
“The Q Factor” by Roger Crane
“What is the most unpredictable thing in the universe?”—a question of the SagesPROLOGUEJaedo WokjakTo my good friend and Counselor, KoesunI know how concerned you are about the rioting on Delta One, since you have direct oversight of the penal colony on Galapar and would feel the effects of a change in your numbers there. I understand that it is not a pleasant duty for you. It truly is unfortunate that you were brought into the picture by these leaks because there is ...
“Patterns. ” by Lee Doe
Humans were designed to be predictable. Designed: planned or conceived in detail or for a specific purpose. Predictable: Able to be predicted. Like a number sequence. Number sequence: a list of numbers that are linked by a rule. 2, 4, 6, 8... Designed, predictable, linked by a rule. And my personal favorite....
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