The Futures Are Now
While the mainstream media may be content with staying on top of the
news, an exclusive technological breakthrough engineered by the Globe-Guardian research
and development department allows this publication to go the big boys one better.
Globe-Guardian FutureNews brings you the major stories not after
they happen, not as they happen, but before they happen. This astounding
development is made possible by Globe-Guardian staff perfection of Projection
Enhanced Expeditionary Kinetic Image News Gathering (PEEKING). The new technology
enables Globe-Guardian reporters to transport their virtual selves into currently
available futures to obtain news story information.
The physical bodies of our staff remain safely within the suite of
PEEKING cubicles installed in a high-security wing of the Globe-Guardian central
offices. Reporters' "virtual bodies," however, travel to future press
conferences and sites of major breaking news stories.
Virtual visitors are undetectable to inhabitants of future destinations. Our
reporters are able to obtain all information publicly available to their future
counterparts as well as have opportunity to eavesdrop on behind-the-scenes conversations
which might more accurately reflect actual event circumstances.
Readers must bear in mind, however, that the Iron Law of Time Travel applies
here. In simple terms, the law states that any current time line represents only one
possible future. Any change in that time line will result in an alternative future
proportional to the scope of the change.
That means that each Globe-Guardian story reporting a future news event holds
potential for redirecting the current time line. The best guesses of our research and
development staff indicates that time lines shift only to the extent that stories are read
Effects, therefore, are projected to be minimal. Both of the Globe-Guardian's
readers understand that they are not to take action in response to a FutureNews
The temporal travel limits of PEEKING technology are theoretically
limitless. Most sessions examine the near future, but they may range outward as necessary.
Hardware and software details will, by necessity, remain closely-guarded Globe-Guardian