You're here. Your brain is now stuffed with science and fiction and futurism. But what exactly is io9? Get to know the site and the people who make it run.
io9 launched in January 2008, with this manifesto and this explanation of what the hell an io9 is. Our job is to bring you news of the future before it slams into your face at 1,000 kph. On io9, you'll plumb the depths of science fiction, speculate about cutting-edge science, and devour futuristic art and ideas. That way you'll be ready when humans evolve into hyperintelligent squid creatures who can control matter at a molecular level. It just makes good sense.