These 13 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

These 13 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

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Does science fiction represent the future, or is it just inspiring future discoveries?

We have compiled a list of books that predicted the future.

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These 13 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

1. Jonathan Swift "Gulliver's Travels" predicted the discovery of two moons on Mars.

When Gulliver is on Laputa Island, a floating world filled with scientists, astronomers notice that Mars has two moons in its orbit. More than 150 years later, in 1877, it was discovered that Mars did indeed have two moons - Phobos and Deimos.

These 13 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

2. "Frankenstein" Mary Shelley predicted modern transplants.

And while the early methods were crude, to say the least, they paved the way for future medical breakthroughs like organ transplants that were envisioned in Shelley's novel.

These 13 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

3. Jules Verne "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" predicted an electric submarine.

Published in 1870, the novel predicted electric submarines 90 years before they were officially invented.

These 13 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

4. Edward Bellamy "Looking Back" predicted credit cards.

63 years before credit cards were invented, Bellamy had a similar idea in his 1800 utopian fiction novel.

These 13 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

5. "Ralph 124C 41+" by Hugo Gernsback predicted solar energy.

While this story is not as exciting as modern science fiction books due to its weaker plot and romantic history, it predicted solar energy, televisions, tape recorders, movies with sound, and space travel.

These 13 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

6. HG Wells "World Set Free" predicted the atomic bomb.

Although the atomic bomb in Wells' universe was a uranium hand grenade - unlike a conventional bomb - the science behind the idea was still about three decades late.

These 13 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

7. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley predicted mood-boosting pills.

In his 1931 book, Huxley foresaw the use of mood-enhancing pills and reproductive technologies, as well as the problems of overpopulation.

These 13 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

8. George Orwell's "1984" predicted "Big Brother" and mass surveillance.

Written about the world of dystopia nearly 40 years after World War II, the book focuses on topics such as censorship, propaganda, and oppressive government in a futuristic society. Orwell also predicted mass surveillance and police helicopters.

These 13 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

9. Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451" predicted headphones.

His dystopian world foretold flat-screen televisions, as well as shells and thimbles, which were portable audio devices.

These 13 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

10. "Stranger in a Strange Land" by Robert Heinlein predicted a water bed.

In addition to discussing futuristic topics such as intergalactic politics, Stranger in a Strange Land also predicted waterbeds ten years before they were invented.

These 13 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

11. Arthur C. Clarke's 2001 Space Odyssey predicted the iPad.

The most accurate prediction in the book was electronic newspapers or notebooks that people read and were described very much like iPads.

These 13 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

12. "Cyborg" Martin Kaidin predicted the first bionic limb.

The book predicted the first bionic leg transplant 41 years ahead of reality.

These 13 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

13. William Gibson "Neuromancer" predicted cyberspace and computer hackers.

Neuromancer was not only the first novel to win the triple crown of sci-fi awards (Hugo Prize, Nebula Prize, and Philip Dick Prize) and inspired the Matrix film series, but it also predicted our future cyberspace and computer hackers. ...

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