Sci-Fi Writer’s Success At Predicting the Future

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Isabelle Turner recently finished an infographic about science fiction authors who have predicted the future and their accuracy rating when it comes to their sci-fi predictability vs actual outcome in real life.

Spurred on by a Slice of SciFi article which asked the question “Did Asimov’s 2014 Predictions Hit the Mark?”, Turner did an outstanding layout of the success rate of these writers and how well they did “Hit the Mark.”

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For more on Turner’s graphic go to A History of Books that Forecast the Future

Comments

  1. Where’s Armageddon 2419 A.D.?
    While there’s probably a good chance you haven’t heard of that book, it was the basis for Buck Rogers, and Buck Rogers inspired many Sci Fi’s.
    Also, Armageddon 2419 A.D. predicted a lot of things, including Bazooka’s, and internet shopping!

  2. Most of this was pretty cool… but I’m confused.

    In 1961, Heinlein wrote Stranger in a Strange Land with Waterbeds… and that connects to the first visual flight simulator??!? How does that work exactly?

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