Since the dawn of man people have been fascinated by their expectations for the future. Little did most of them know their visions would come true.
- The military weapon--the tank--was first thought of in 1903, by H.G Wells, 13 years before we first saw them on the battle field. In Wells’s novel “The Land Ironclads” he writes about machine warfare, and their use, as well as their appearance.
- In 1909 the world would be introduced to the cubicle. In the book “The Machine Stops” by E.M Foster, Foster writes about them and even showcases the lifestyle of the workers. A whole 57 years before the work world adopted the cubicle model.
- If you have ever read “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Arthur C. Clarke, you would have already been introduced to the iPad, well before Steve Jobs made the announcement in 2010, a whole 42 years after the book went on sale. The two devices even have the same functions.
As our society continues to advance in the way of science and technology, who knows how many more science-fiction novels will have come true. I, for one, am still waiting on a Hoverboard.
If you wish to read more science-fiction that came true, visit, http://mashable.com/2010/09/25/11-astounding-predictions/.
And if you wish to read the “prophecies,” the Links to buy the books are below: