10 Writers Who Predicted The Future Through Their Stories And Actually Proved To Be Right
A writer is often a function of his imagination. Through his work of fiction, they try to weave stories and bring them to life in their novels and stories. However, what was written as a work of fiction turned out to be creepily true years after some books were published. Here are 10 famous authors who wrote stories and books that actually came out to be true years later. In a way, these authors were predictors of future and they came out to be actually true.
1. Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
The horrifying science fiction story written in the 1800’s touched the idea of passing current through the human body to make it come back to life. It also talked about organ transplant which became a true scientific achievement years later. Even the idea of using electrodes to stimulate the spinal chord to treat paralysis is now a reality.
2. Gulliver’s Travels By Jonathan Swift
We could not find an Island of dwarfs as of now but astronomers on the island are able to find that Mars has two moons which eventually came out to be true.
3. From Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne
Written in 1865, Jules predicted the exact location of the space center in Florida and predicted that the capsule for space travel is built with aluminum which is used now as well. Also, he predicted that man would travel to Moon which happened in 1969, almost 100 years later.
4. A Space Odyssey by C. Clarke
While the sci-fi piece written in 1968 was totally magical, what was phenomenal was that Clarke coined HAL 9000, an artificially intelligent computer, which was on parallel lines of Siri. He also created an electronic newspaper that was similar to iPads and tablets that we have today.
5. The World Set Free by H.G Wells
He wrote the masterpiece in 1913 and also talked about time travel, the invisible man, and interplanetary warfare, that is still yet to be proven true. But what he did predict was World War II and use of powerful bombs which we today call as atom bombs.
6. Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson
Much before Titanic sank, Morgan, had already written about a ship that is claimed to be ‘unsinkable’, British built, that sank after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic, in April, “around midnight.” The book was published in 1898, way before RMS Titanic was even built or conceived. Also, he republished the book in 1912 when it actually happened. Also, both had very few lifeboats on board, as few as the law allowed.
7. Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy
In 1988, approximately 63 years before the invention of credit cards, Bellamy’s novel time travels to the future in 2000 where everyone uses a credit card to buy things.
8. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Aldous’s novel in 1931, predicted pills that could boost your moods, much prior to the knowledge of psychology and the neuroscience.
9. Neuromancer by William Gibbson
Written in 1984, the novel talked about cyberspace and hacking.
10. The Senator’s Daughter by Edward Page Mitchell
Written in 1879, the novel showed how the characters could print an article on demand and get it on paper, much before automatic printing was even conceived.
Isn’t that somewhat creepy?
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