Flashforward is set in what is ment to be present day America. In early April 2009 a science experiment is being performed on the borders of several European countries in an attempt to create the Higgs boson. When an unknown variable affects the experiment the entire world blackouts for a two minutes and seventeen seconds. This is no ordinary blackout as the entire world sees a glimpse of the future for those two plus minutes. The people of the world see twenty-one years into their future. The unexpectedness of the blackouts causes millions of people to die from car crashes and several other unavoidable accidents. Several theories arise as to what caused the blackouts but all signs point to the CERN science campus and scientists Lloyd Simcoe and Theo Procopides. Theo has no flashforward and learns through the Mosaic Project, an online database where people can record there flashforwards and they can be linked to other peoples flashforwards, that he will be murdered just days before the day the flashforwards showed. This in turn engulfs his whole world. After trying to prove they were'nt the only reason for the flashforwards Lloyd and Theo try the experiment again in order find out what may have caused them. The recreation attempt fails but their original goal for the experiment, finding the Higgs boson, is finally discovered. Several days after the failed recreation attempt the cause of the flashforwards is determined. The cause is a burst of neutrinos from a star that had supernovaed that lasted the same amount of time as the flashforward. As the day approaches that everyone saw Lloyd and Theo learn that a burst of neutrinos will arrive on earth and they may be able to recreate the flashforwards. Will the flashforwards be recreated? Will Theo be murdered as he was told?
1) The recreation of the flashforwards is a very contriversial topic. Some feel they it should be done and others don't. Should they recreate it or only allow people, even those with no visions, to see the future once?
2) Antother topic of dissucsion was who caused it. Do you think that CERN was responsible for it or was it just a freak and tragic accident?