Infographic Details Every Correct Prediction Made In Four Centuries Of Books
Isaac Asimov once said, "The saddest aspect of life right now is that science fiction gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.", and while the sci-fi legend may have been being slightly acerbic when he said it, he did have a point. Throughout time, sci-fi writers and other fiction scribes have predicted technological advances that would have seemed unthinkable in their day. They might not all have come true, but the ones that did demonstrate some serious foresight.
To celebrate these momentous predictions, the folks at PrinterInks have put together an Infographic detailing every single one of them. From Jonathan Swift's detailing of the dual moons of Mars in the 1735 'Gulliver's Travels' to the translating machines from Douglas Adams' 'A Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy', they're all there...
So next time you're reading a sci-fi novel and you're scoffing at the idea of a Space Elevator, just remember, Google is already on the case.