Post singularity dating was the worst. 3Z had seemed so nice online, but now she’d met its avatar in real life she realized they really didn’t have that much in common. She finished her wine, made her excuses & hoped the collective mind wouldn’t take it to badly when she didn’t call.
The scribble on the right intrigues me. It may be his child’s contribution?
The orbital habitats were great, but they were never designed to be moved at any reasonable acceleration. So we were dismantling them, to be re-built as generational ships.
Would love to see a return to io9 featuring concept, fantasy, and sci-fi art.
Cool. I grew up in the ‘50s reading stories and seeing illustrations like this one about fictional astronauts working on fictional space stations. Now I can watch real astronauts working on a real space station, and on my pocket computer! I’m so glad I made it to The Future™.
“A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and... crap! Oxygen! I forgot the oxygen!”
I know I'm going to sound like every other 30+ on the Internet, but I'll take these miniatures over the latest in computer generated effects every day and twice on Sunday.