10 ideas from books implemented in reality
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Sometimes it happens that, without knowing it, a writer becomes an oracle, inadvertently predicting the appearance of a phenomenon or giving a name to a phenomenon that does not yet exist. In this issue, we will talk about a dozen book ideas that have been implemented in reality over the years.
In "Generation P" by Viktor Pelevin, for the first time Russian kvass was contrasted with Coca-Cola. After breeding two drinks in different "corners of the ring", the brand "Nikola" and the slogan "Kvass is not cola, drink "Nikola" were born. Subsequently, such a brand of kvass really appeared on sale.
In Chuck Palahniuk's famous "Fight Club", the organization of the same name became a place where people poured out their emotions through an honest fight. Everything ingenious is simple! The idea turned out to be so popular that after the release of the film adaptation, underground (and sometimes not) appeared in many cities around the world analogues of the club. Many of them exist to this day.
Arthur Conan Doyle in the Sherlock Holmes stories described many methods of criminology that were not yet known to the police. Among them are the collection of cigarette butts and cigarette ash, identification of typewriters, looking through a magnifying glass at traces at the scene. Subsequently, the police began to make extensive use of these and other Holmes methods.
In Gogol's "Dead Souls" a brilliant criminal scheme is given. The main character bought what is not in fact, but what is on paper at the same time. This is where the modern practice of "left" orders to contracting firms originates, when money goes for work that is done only according to documents.
The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in his work "Thus spoke Zarathustra" designated the idea of a "superman". According to this theory, people were not the ultimate achievement of nature, but only a guide to a higher race — the race of superhumans. This idea was then actively developed by Adolf Hitler, who claimed that such a race is Aryan.
Jules Verne in the book "20,000 leagues under the sea" described a new type of vessel - a submarine. At that time (1869), the idea of a "deep ship" was just being born, and the Nautilus became the embodiment of technological progress. His name became the most popular among submarines. Because of him, Vern became known as the father of submarines. By the way, electronic devices, computers, spacecraft, as well as restaurants, hotels, rock bands and sports clubs are still called in honor of the Nautilus.
In the utopia of Artem Senatorov and Oleg Logvinov "Ascetic Russia", ordinary machines for replenishing accounts on mobile were distinguished by an original service. After making a bill, an offer to play the game "odd-even" appeared on the screen. Having won, the deposited amount could be doubled. The loss led to the loss of funds. So the children spent all their pocket money, the elderly - a pension. In reality, such an idea was indeed discussed, but after the legislative restriction of gambling in the country, it quickly faded away.
The Strugatsky brothers' novella "Noon, XXII century" mentions the "Kasparo-Karpov system— - a method that was used to remove a "copy" of the brain and build its mathematical model. The work was published in 1962 — Anatoly Karpov was only 11 years old at that time, and Garry Kasparov had not yet been born.
The phrase "atomic bomb" was first used by the writer H. G. Wells. It appeared on the pages of his work "The Liberated World". Interestingly, the book was published in 1913, that is, before the outbreak of the First World War. As you know, the bomb itself was used only at the end of the Second World War, in 1945.
Ray Bradbury once came up with the most popular headphone format for today — the so-called "droplets". In the acclaimed book "Fahrenheit 451" he wrote: "In her ears, miniature "Shells" are tightly inserted, tiny, thimble-sized radio bushings, and an electronic ocean of sounds-music and voices, music and voices-washes the shores of her waking brain in waves." The novel was written in 1950, you know what headphones were at that time!
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