One of my favorite parts of Halloween is having an excuse to scare the pants off people. It’s the time of year for ghosts, for creeping dread, and peering into the void. And what could possibly be better for horror than the future? Seven of our reporters imagined the spookiest possible outcomes on their beats — the horrors of the future. Turn the lights off, and dial up the brightness of your screen. Maybe you’ll see it, just out of the corner of your eye: the fear that’s always lurking. The possibility that the bright future we’re trying to create will go dreadfully, immensely wrong, with very human consequences. Read these stories alone in the dark… if you dare. —Elizabeth Lopatto Table of Contents ”The Car That Ate Your Brain” by Andrew J. Hawkins ”The Moderators” by Adi Robertson ”Geneticheck” by Angela Chen ”The AI That Changed Nothing” by James Vincent ”The End of Antibiotics” by Rachel Becker ”Hell is Other Fandoms” by Bijan Stephen “Bad Connection” by Casey Newton Andrew J. Hawkins The translucent egg-shaped shuttle glided silently to the curb. A bright light flashed my face, causing my vision to blur and a second later a woman’s gentle… Read full this story
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