Write the Future

OSA’s Centennial “Write the Future” contest asked members of our community to imagine, in a short piece of fiction, what optics and photonics might look like in the next 100 years. The result was a variety of creative visions. A panel of judges selected a winner and three runners-up, all of which OPN is pleased to publish here.


On the ground, Abby began to feel the sharp pain of the scrape on her elbow and the pressure from the handlebars in her side. She could already see her mom shaking her head: “Abby, I know you love archaic technology, but on the day of your interview you really should not take such risks.”

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