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Saturday, March 6, 2010

TIME TRAVEL

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 8; the eighth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

The year is 3867 and human race has settled in many other planets other than earth. The robots with artificial intelligence are now more intelligent than all of the human intelligence put together. The technology now enables to have a single 10.25mm chip to have all the known knowledge of the universe. The human race has mutated too fast that by this time, there are more than twelve subspecies in the species of “sapiens”. “Homo” had remained as the only genus to represent non-extinct beings in the “Homidae” Family.

Travel is at a speed greater than light but still E=mc2 doesn’t help much in time travel as imagined. Travel across solar systems is supposed to be done during week ends to visit relatives. Vineet was not much of a winner in this age and he usually dreamed of how his future would be. He had got his knowledge implanted from the Famous Massachusetts Institute of technology which boasted of being in existence for more than 18 centuries. Oh, I forgot as usual, Knowledge was implanted as study was calculated to be a time taking process. For his hobby Vineet explored across solar systems in low speed aircraft's to get a view of interesting planets and interesting sub-species.

And this was one of such trips when his space ship crash landed into a green looking planet. Luckily before his space ship went out of control he had signaled his position with a SOS signal. He stayed in his space craft for a couple of hours even after the crash before taking the risk to get out. He was thinking why the safety patrol hasn’t reached there yet. He took his first steps on the seemingly uninhabited planet. The energy producer of the space craft had stopped working. It was a bit dark as the “Star” was hidden by clouds. He roamed around and reached a sand filled place which looked like a beach shore except that the beach was missing and it was not a desert too as the sand was cold. He felt sleepy – he took his sleeping bag, got into it and slept.

He woke up feeling normal hunger. He was about to get up from his sleeping position when lot of arms clutched his arms and face. Vineet heard voices and when the arm around his face moved he was able to see eleven people with angry faces. When his implanted knowledge started getting him a few answers he was able to figure out that they were all of different sub-species of his own species sapiens. And thanks to his MIT knowledge he was able to figure out that now all 12 sub-species of the species “sapiens” were present in that place. At last somebody spoke “Leave him, he is just like us”.

He talked for some time and came to know each one of them had a similar experience of crash landing on this planet and they were suspecting some fool play. They talked to each other in a group, somebody shared his food. It was almost 24 hours since Vineet’s craft had crash landed on the planet. Suddenly they all saw a huge craft of the Safety patrol landing and soon they were carried to the patrol’s craft. All were seated in a cabin when a group of androids came in loaded with laser guns.

One of the androids spoke “Thanks gentle men for helping us. This will be painless because before you brain could sense the pain in any part of your body the brain itself would have vaporized”. Vineet would have shit his pants but instead the word came from his mouth, “Shit, what do you mean?”. The android replied “You were part of an experiment to test whether this planet is inhabitable by your species, you all survived for 24 hours or more so the test is passed”. Vineet got pissed off and said “what!!!! You test in-habitability with live beings? You people are Crazy or what?”

The Android replied “Yes, no technology has been honed to test in-habitability of your species, so we use live species that is you human beings. Moreover lab rats have been extinct for more than fifteen centuries, as far as any other queries ask your forefathers in hell, Good bye gentlemen”, "Damn with the android’s sense of humor", thought Vineet. And the laser guns moved swiftly and vaporized the twelve species.

Vineet’s brain flashed only one thought when he got up, “What’s the purpose of being in the future”. So next you kill a rat remember that its grand-grand-son could some day save your grand-grand-son..

TEST RAT

P.S : Kindly bear with my first attempt in this genre (Sci-fi)

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35 comments:

The Aspirant said...

well, dats quite a good one :)
Yeah d way artificial intelligence is getting developed, a fear alwaz remain of over-powering us humans..bt still technology shud develop..

cheers :)

Vipul Grover said...

haha.. thts a nice one shrutu.. actually the end has a vry nice msg.. Today itself i was conducting a GD with students on animal experimentation.. serious topic moulded into this nice intrsting sci-fi.. keep thm cuming :)

Mahesh Kalaal said...

The end made the difference, saying things much louder ..... Good write up with all those typical space craft happenings in an interesting way.
A certain slap on the human race....
all the best for bat8 :)

Siddhesh 'Ravan' Kabe said...

erm.... okk, although I never experiment with rats et all, for that matter any animal, i feel sick on seeing them in first place, but somehow, somewhere...you did tickle a thought out here...:)

Sweet. Yes. Sweet.

Even in future sci-fi you put humanitarian thoughts...nice...:)

Karthikeyan S said...

Nice one. In the end message is very good.. Good on first attempt :)

Rachana Shakyawar said...

@ Shruti

Yeah...end was my fav. part too. You seem to be very imaginative...and the level of humour is awesome gurl! Are you also hit with some android’s sense of humor! Really Wonder!

Experiments...space...all is fun...reminds me of childhood...and those impossible fantasy..though those weird thoughts today turn so true when I see Dicovery Channel..and lol read your post too!

Wonder...will it be someday possible though..


I promise...I wont kill any RAT..am just too scared of my Super Grand mischievous Sons!!

But how about Cockroachs..can I kill themm...??!!

Nice post:)
Luv yeah!

Keep the spark Alive..

evanescentthoughts said...

hahaha. that was cute. read my take on this!

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

excellent theme, very well written.Really enjoyed the read.

Yvonne.

Leo said...

are you sure you don't want to be scifi queen too? :D i mean, already nee 55fic queen nu ellarkum theriyum..

after this, chance irukku.. scifi shroo will be demand! :D good narration, witty.. dreaming.. got a nice one here! :)

Tavish Chadha said...

Thanks was a brilliant first attemo atr sci-fi... nice message at the end and the cartoon took the cake for me... really nice... all the best for BAT8 Shruti! :)

Cheers!
Tavish
Blog: Sensible Bakwas

Raksha Raman said...

Shru...vaporizing brains huh?!! Imagined that menacing voice hissing, 'This will be painless because before you brain could sense the pain in any part of your body the brain itself would have vaporized'..phew!! Now that is one hulluva brow raising, head scratching question in the end..'What is the purpose of being in future?' ;)..Good attempt girl :)

vivek said...

Very well written awesome , you imagination is @ its best ....

wish it continued to conquer all hearts .. and reach new heights.

Nice read ..thanks..

P.S : Please do visit to my place ..

Vivek Nanda said...

Hey, that was a cool post. I liked the idea :)
Good Luck for the Batom!!
Love & Peace
Viv

Harini said...

I am not a great fan of sci-fic. For me to even like anything related to sci-fi its got to pretty good. And i like yours. Hey, why dont you visit my blog sometime :P.

HaRy!! said...

back to the future padam partha effect ah ?

Mural! said...

This post reminds me of a peta advertisement which lashes out at animal cruelty, nice piece!
I hope the labrats will appreciate your attempt and protect your grand son :)

Anu...:) said...

Nice one akka!
:)
All the best for the BATM:)

Chetan said...

great shruti
nicely written

Harsha Chittar said...

really nice story madam :)
you are excelling with each new story, keep up the great work :)

Makk said...

Once again...even with sci fi ...you have shown how concerning you are for other species.

:)..Keep it up ..Keep smiling.

RamMmm said...

That was wonderful. Doesn't look like a first attempt at sci-fi at all. :-)

Hats off for your imagination. Good work.

The Fool said...

Nice little story with a strong message. Have you read any of Douglas Adamd books by any chance? If no, I suggest you try.

RAM said...

Good one shruthi. Esp liked the way you went with the narration.

Rajlakshmi said...

that was a cool write up with a message :)
well written :)

Vinay Sharma said...

nice imagination .. Cameron fan? :) .. btw i have seen you grow with your blogs .. an avid reader now ..

dilontherocks said...

Very good first attempt...The cartoon was real funny...

Shilpa Garg said...

Truly imaginative! :)
Good one! :)
Cheers and good luck for BAT-8! :)

Babli said...

Very well written. I liked it very much. Keep writing.

Babli said...

Please collect your award from my blog.

lostworld said...

How cute:) Haha..Good Luck!
What's with Avada Kedavra & U writing sci-fi stories. All conspired is it?

Rajlakshmi said...

here's an award for you :)

http://destinychildosheen.blogspot.com/2010/03/avalanche-of-awards-ii.html

and do check the blog before that :)

indianhomemaker said...

Ha ha good one :) Brilliant!
Subscribing to your blog updates :)

Indian Home Maker said...

I don't read sci-fi but this one had me hooked. Some imagination :) But I wonder if we'd even last that long... :(

Bala said...

Simply superb Shruti!!

I know that you are a very good writer…

However, u proved it again that u are now a artist who just turn a given stone into a lovely idol… such a writer u have become… whatever u’ve been give to write about, you will come out with some unexpected beautiful colors out of it…

Kitty said...

Engarunthu ithella super...

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