Why XPRIZE Is Asking Writers to Take Us Through a Wormhole to 2037

In a world of accelerating change, educating the public about the implications of technological advancements is extremely important. We can continue to write informative articles and speculate about the kind of future that lies ahead. Or instead, we can take readers on an immersive journey by using science to paint vivid of the future for society. The XPRIZE Foundation recently announced a storytelling competition. In recent years, the organization has backed and launched a range of competitions to propel innovation in science and technology. These have been aimed at a variety of challenges, such as transforming the of low-literacy adults, tackling climate change, and creating water from thin air. Their writing competition asks participants to envision a future for humanity. The initiative, in partnership with Japanese airline ANA, features 22 stories from authors that are now live on the website. Each of these stories is from the perspective of a passenger on a plane that travels 20 years into the future through a wormhole. Contestants will compete to tell the story of the passenger in Seat 14C . In addition to the competition, XPRIZE has brought together a science […]

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