10 science fiction novels that predict the future
We are living in an era in which technology is progressing very fast because we now have access to goods that could only be dreamed of 30 years ago.
Let us tell you about some of the novels in which the novels predicted the scary technology we are using today.
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In his book ‘From Earth to the Moon’, written in 1865, Jules Verne predicts aspects of the Apollo 11 landing that took place 100 years later.
French author Jules Verne wrote about launching astronauts in aluminum capsules from Florida. Even their forecasts include calculations of how much power the astronauts will need to get out of the ground.
Mass surveillance equipment
That’s probably what you would expect.
Many aspects of today’s modern world were presented in the novel ‘1984’ written by George Orwell in 1949.
Today there is only one CCTV camera for every 14 people in London. This situation can be compared to the dystopian state of Orville in which the public is monitored by the ‘Big Brother’.
Credit and debit cards
Even the payments you make on a daily basis were predicted over a century ago.
In his 1888 novel Looking Backward, Edward Bellamy introduced the term ‘credit card’ to the world. People in their Utopian future didn’t need any paper money. They all have a card that allows them to spend credit from a central bank.
Looking for something familiar?
Wireless headphones and earphones
In 1953, in his novel Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury wrote about a world he called “Thimble Radio.”
They were also described as ‘small shells’, which were portable audio devices that were no different from wireless headphones that were made half a century later.
In the world of 4G networks and broadband in every home today, it is difficult to imagine a world without internet.
William Gibson’s novel ‘Neuromancer’, published in 1984, predicts, among other things, the World Wide Web, hacking and virtual reality.
The Internet we are using today was predicted almost a decade ago.
After seeing solar panels on every roof, would you be surprised to find that solar power was predicted over a century ago?
In his 1911 novel, Ralph 124c41+, Hugo Garnesbeck wrote about his adventures in places where solar panels are installed.
This novel was written 60 years before the invention of the first solar powered calculator.