Science doesn't just pop out of nowhere. The first person to ask for evidence on an unproven yet widely held idea applied reason to the physical world. But before that, reason was applied mostly on ideas.
Philosophy might not be as celebrated these days, but in the beginnings of science, it bridged the gap between what we believe and what we know.
Have you ever had a dream that is so real thhat it's comparable to the waking world itself? Were you in control of that dream? Were you in control of yourself in that dream at all?
These "lucid" dreams are being studied as part of how our brain works. It has great potential to make use of the presently untapped 1/3 of our lives. But are there dangers such as those in Bad Connection?
This story relates to the dilemma our society faces with every new technology. With gene editing, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, science's unending possibilities also carry also carries cautionary tales.
Comment Below is probably the shortest story featured on IFSA thus far. But the story itself is anything but inadequate. It delves into a question that have puzzled computer scientists since the 1950s: how human can a computer be?
In Comment Below, the answer is 'yes', in more ways than one.