Sci-fi predictions that came true (15 photos)

What wrote science fiction come true. Not all, but many.

1. Space rocket

In the book by Jules Verne's "From the Earth to the Moon", published in 1865 can be read on the lunar modules, solar sails and landing a man on the moon. One hundred years later, these "predictions" have become well-known science fiction true. 2. Satellites

Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke in his book "A world without wires" for decades before the advent of satellites "introduced" them into our world. According to him, any advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

3. Submarines

In 1870, the world saw another very popular book by Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." At that time there were already submarines propelled by human power. Verne invented "Nautilus", which became the inspiration for the creation of modern ballistic submarines with an independent propulsion system. Portable system for immersion in the novel Captain Nemo Verne was a prototype of the aqualung.

4. Water mattresses

The first mention of the water mattresses found in Robert Heinlein's 1961 "Stranger in a Strange Land". Waterbed first appeared seven years after the publication of the book.

5. Invisibility

In 1897 it was published one of the science fiction novels of HG Wells' The Invisible Man. " Today invented the stealth aircraft, invisible to radar, metaveschestvenny camouflage - a substance capable of flexing of the light spectrum around them while remaining invisible to the outside of the eye. According to rumors, there are the invisible tanks. However, because of its military importance, such information is strictly classified.

6. Flying cars

In many works of fiction characters move in flying cars. Today it is a very real thing. «Terrafugia Transition Roadable Aircraft» - the first commercially available flying machine, its price is expected to be around 279 thousand dollars. Flying machine is able to turn the plane in the car and back.

7. Aliens

In the novel by HG Wells' 1898 "War of the Worlds" our attention to be a conflict of people with aliens. Aliens on the idea of ​​the author's simple to kill bacteria. NASA now plans a mission to Mars and Europe in order to find other civilizations. While it is not known about meetings with alien organisms.

8. Mobile phones and Bluetooth

"Kirk the Enterprise; Reception Enterprise "- the phrase James Kirk said in a device, now called Bluetooth. Devices used in Star Trek on the mechanism of work is not different from today's cell phones, except that the possibility of intergalactic roaming.

9. Beam Weapon

"War of the Worlds" by HG Wells brought us more information about the heat and the rays by which aliens destroy their opponents. Today, some varieties of military lasers shoot down missiles flying. Sound guns like «Long Range Acoustic Device» (LRAD), used by troops guarding the 2012 Olympic Games.

10. Robots

Karel Capek in 1920, along with the script "Rossumovskie universal robots" gave the world the idea of ​​artificial people, introducing the term "robot." Today, robots - a part of our world. While harmless. Take, for example, cleaning carpets «Roomba» or unmanned combat aircraft «BAE's Taranis». Closest to the appearance of the human robots - ASIMO, named in honor of Isaac Asimov, who developed the famous "Three Laws of Robotics».

11. Space Travel

Today, this type of tourism is gaining momentum. For the first time we heard about it from a film by Stanley Kubrick in 1968 "A Space Odyssey." Passengers with sufficient finances today can fly to the International Space Station. Private companies are taking applications for orbital and sub-orbital flights.

12. Asteroid Apocalypse

Previously, no one disturbed the threat of asteroids. In disaster movies such as "Armageddon" and "Deep Impact," we see a scary picture. Today, NASA is seriously engaged in the study of the most dangerous asteroids, located close to the Earth.

13. Children of the tubes and genetic engineering

In the novel, Aldous Huxley's 1932 "Brave New World" predicted all of what we are living today. Huxley was able to guess the aspects of genetic engineering - the children of the tubes, cloning. Also in the "Brave World" mention of the drug well-being, similar to today's antidepressants.

14. Interactive plates

Our daily life today is hard to imagine without high-tech devices. Electronic books, phones with touch screen - today our unchanging attributes. In the 60-ies of the last century, the crew of the ship "Enterprise" was used PADD (personal access display device) to access their computers. "Hitch Guide to the Galaxy" (a valid e-guide that was used in the book) is very similar to the iPad with this galactic access Wi-Fi.

15. The total surveillance

Total surveillance, along with other elements of dystopia of George Orwell's "1984", now is not surprising. In 2009, the number of CCTV cameras is 1 in every 14 Britons. Tags and cookies allow web sites to collect information about your habits and interests. News Shows - another proof of the existence of "Doctors of the truth", assures us that "the war - a world of freedom - it is slavery, and ignorance - is power."


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