HardFork: Can You See The Future?

in #story4 years ago (edited)

Working in the Sci-Fi genre can be as fun as it is challenging. Crafting the HardFork Series has forced us to look at the forefront of current technologies, step outside ourselves and our time, and let our imaginations run completely wild, stretching way beyond their normal confines.

The result? Mega-neuroplasticity, euphoria, and..yes, sometimes a headache.

Once our fingers hit our keyboards, or we’re collaborating on a call with the core HardFork team, we are instantly transported to this not-so-distant crypto noir future.

We’re finding, after a while, delving into this world becomes somewhat habit-forming. Ideas bubble up from our subconscious minds at the oddest of times, and yes...we even dream about it.

As Steemians, we’re lucky. So many of us are ahead of the societal curve and are already living on the razor's edge, the cusp of the future. This made our jobs of crafting a world set in 2029 a whole lot easier.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to share in this awesome experience of stepping outside your own current life and entering into this futuristic, fictional world.

Steemians, our challenge to you is this…

Close your eyes for a moment. Imagine a day in your life in the year 2029. Describe any part of this fictional day in an original post.

What do you see when you walk down the street? What do you do for a living? What are the news headlines today? How is your quality of life?

Most importantly, end your post by making up a curse word that might be popular in 2029.

We’re psyched to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag the post with #hardforkseries and copy a link to your post in the comments below so we don't miss it. Deadline is November 30th at midnight. We’ll choose our three favorites and will announce the winners a few days afterwards.

Prizes will be:

  • 1st Prize / 15 SBD
  • 2nd Prize / 10 SBD
  • 3rd Prize / 5 SBD

Yours in the Chain,
The HardFork Team

(Image is original.)

@HardFork-Series is an upcoming narrative film mini-series with a decentralized filmmaking approach to be produced in New York City and around the world, the team includes writer @ericvancewalton, writer/director @dougkarr, star and writer @bakerchristopher, writer @the-alien, executive producer @andrarchy, producer @skycorridors, growth hacker @nickytothenines, the amazing HardFork-Universe crew, and the entire Steemit community. Please reach out to any and all of us to get involved, or simply reply below and we'll reach out!

We'd also love it if people posted about their ideas on Steemit using the #hardforkseries tag, we just want to point out that in order to avoid any liability that we will be assuming everything posted within that tag is intended to be a derivative work of the HardFork series and so the HardFork team cannot be liable for any apparent similarities between the content and the final product.


I'm sure the amazing folks at The Writers' Block will!

Huzzah! Once I get this memo on its way, I'm on this like white on rice!

"Fracking." There's your curse word.

Fracking? That was MY word, back in the Schistocity and the Slaty Cleavage dialogue between Romany and her high school buddies... Ah, but that's too easy.
Andrew-Zombie has "trumping" -

We're so excited to read what you guys come up with!

So excited as well! @thewritersblock!

heart pounds faster

I really loved yout teaser at Steemfest and your project is on of the few modern filmprojects I'm really looking forward too! Also I'm into acting, it would be very cool to maybe cooparate at some point :)

Here is a little short story I wrote today for this.


Here is my entry. https://steemit.com/hardforkseries/@gmuxx/isee-pact-with-a-digital-devil

I hope you enjoy reading it.

cracks knuckles
Ow...my knuckles.
Going to have to write with my toes now, but I will definitely try to write something for this!

Ha! Can't wait to read it.

Here's my entry. Great to see so much representation from The Writers's Block. Way to go everyone. https://steemit.com/hardforkseries/@thinknzombie/distribution-curve-hardfork-series-contest

This was such an exciting challenge. Thank you, I really felt good writing this.
Here's my entry:

Interesting. Time to let my imagination wonder to the north pole and back to the south pole. See if it'll see more than the equator...

Safe trip! Excited to see what you bring back!

Hey, I hope I'm not too late!

This is my entry.

I don't know how I missed this one.

May I ask a question? It says to make up a curse word and include it at the end of the post. Does this mean the end of the story? Because the end of my story might not be the place to add in a curse word. May I add it elsewhere in the story and add an author's note ending with the curse word as well? The rules are not quite clear whether to end the story with the curse word, or to end the entire post (with possible author's note) with a curse...

I am sooo ready to post my entry. I may post it anyway, and if this response changes things, I'll just edit. Or something. LOL

No hard and fast rules on where, @tinypaleokitchen. Anywhere in the story is fine.

Oh. I ended up liberally sprinkling it in more than one place. :-D Thank you!

Frack me! I'll be 70 in 2029! Come to think of it, if I make it that far, please do frack me. Please.

Holy fork, I've been fracked by fiat!

So excited about this project!
@pulpworx That’s something for your writing skills and mad Cool stories

Didn't know something like this project going on in the steemit. Awesome! Hope you guys making great series ever :) I am sure that it will be popular in Korea!!

In my wildest imagination, can I ever imagine what the future holds? For the beauty of hope, I can try, but trying won't be enough. Nice one, @hardfork-series. @greatness96

The future is already here.

Deep, deep breath. Count to ten and gather courage...
Here is my challenge entry, called "Hurts to Be Forgotten."

I got one for ya! The Mom Life Chose Me. Thanks for putting this contest out there!

I can't wait to start writing for this! So excited!

On it already :)

great idea to get the community involved! I hope some of this stuff makes it in to the series!!!! I'll try and give it go if I get some time....fingers crossed I have a dream about it and come up with something genius!

Your genius mind should surely be able to come up with something? I started but am stuck now :( Haven't got a clue what the word count should be, if any?? Anyway, looking forward to read about your dreams @basilmarples

haha thanks for the vote of confidence! There so much to be thinking about at the moment I have no idea what I'll get round to actually giving time to! x

With thanks to @negativer, @ratbastard, and @AuthorofThings, who read my very very last-minute First Draft this afternoon, here is my entry. https://steemit.com/hardforkseries/@carolkean/ashes-and-acorns-hardfork-series-contest Thanks for hosting this, and I look forward to reading all the entries, which (so far) are much more riveting, bloody, suspenseful and intriguing. I was in a mood to keep things light. #GottaLove the diversity of talent at The Writers' Block! In just a few months, I've seen prose getting polished and styles emerging, with distinct voices that will grab readers for years to come.

nice work from the writer @hardfork-series

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I think One Piece will end

Your future plans are so beautiful, we hope to see something new in the year 2029, we must do something new, for the future, thanks for sharing
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this awesome and informative

Thank you very much for sharing your story

Adding mine...right...here. Thanks!
Bread and Blood

Hmm 5 more days to work on this pondering on his schedule.
Great idea for a short/mini story, will look into working on one if time persists in my favour.

Good luck to all who enter!

My entry. Seriously enjoyed writing this--hope you guys enjoy it at least as much.

Something You're Sure To Love

supper post.

Thank you, @hardfork-series, for your writers' challenge.

Here is my entry in response:

"Justed" - A Glimpse Into The HardFork Universe of 2029

I hope you find it entertaining.



Too late to join the party but wanted to commend you for this great challenge xox

Imagination helps us a lot in creativity and progress step by step towards the future

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I hope The Writers' Block does this proud.

So fracking excited.