art by Void lon iXaarii
This is a science fiction story about the day after tomorrow
by Pat Stansberry
This is a science fiction story about the day after tomorrow.
No aliens will arrive on Earth to enlighten or enslave us. There will be no traveler from the future warning of impending Armageddon. No shadowy government agency will reveal unheard of technologies, a secret new space plane or spy drone or stealth ship. Absolutely nothing of that sort will occur.
Some other things will not happen:
A megalomaniacal technology tycoon will not try to conquer the planet. There would be no money in running it.
No messiah will come to raise the world from squalor, greed, and hate. He, she, or it has had plenty of time to act, and more than enough provocation.
A theoretical physicist will not, for five short seconds, comprehend the unified structure of the universe. Afterward he will not wonder if it had been a true epiphany or merely a brief euphoric state brought on by exhaustion. The universe might be beautiful and elegant, but it is not that simple.
Here's what will happen.