Sci-Fi Books that Predicted the Future
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The future is tough to foresee. Ask any stock-picker, or the writers of Space 1999. Imagining it is fun, though, and occasionally fiction authors will get something right. Possibly because the narratives we create about the future go on to influence our vision of it, which we then attempt to make real. And while we may still be famously waiting for our jetpacks, there’s a lot we no longer have to wait for, from solar sails (From the Earth to the Moon, Jules Verne, 1865) to anti-depressants (Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, 1932). This handy infographic, apparently created by some folks to sell printer ink, lays it all out for you. Did they miss something? Add it in the comments.