Novels are arguably the best source of the knowledge. They are the writings that have the artistic and intellectual values. Most of the times, the writer shares the things that are running in the society. However, there were many writers who made future predictions in their novels and the prediction turned into reality. Hence, today we have brought you 10 such writers and the novels where they made future predictions.
1. Brave New World- Aldous Huxley
You know there are pills that can channel your mood however, if we go back to 1931, these pills were just fantasies. Somehow, Aldous shared his prediction of the pills in his novel “Brave New World”.
2. The Senator’s Daughter- Edward Page Mitchell
The mechanism of automatic printing was predicted in the novel which turned into the reality.
3. From Earth To The Moon- Jules Verne
Written in the late 18th century, the story received some criticism for the unreal things that are mentioned. However, the exact location of the space center in Florida and also there was a prediction that a man would travel to moon which later turned into reality.
4. Futility, Or The Wreck Of The Titan- Morgan Robertson
The story of Titanic seems similar to the story written in the book. The fun fact is that the story was written in 1898 which was way before Titanic was built. In the story, Morgan wrote about a British built ship that sank after hitting an iceberg.
5. Gulliver’s Travels- Jonathan Swift
The voyages of Gulliver are interesting for sure. It is the fantasy that we consider far away from the shadow of reality. But at one point Swift stated that there were two Moons, this statement now turned into reality when astronomers admitted that there are two moons on Mars.
6. The World Set Free by H.G Wells
There are many unreal things that H.G Wells wrote in the novel. He wrote about invisible man, time travelling. Although, these things are not real but he predicted about the World War II that turned into reality.
7. Frankenstein- Mary Shelley
Written in the 1800s, the story depicts the supernaturalism which is achieved through scientific approaches. Mary Shelly shared the process of organs transplant as the organs were taken from the corpse to incarnate the monster. Moreover, the story talked about the use of electrodes to channel the spinal cord to treat paralysis and these things are now reality.
8. A Space Odyssey- C. Clarke
The book was written by C. Clarke who mentioned electronic newspapers. Since the book was written in 1968, the electronic newspaper was a magical thing for those who read the book. Somehow, the prediction turned into reality and the I Pads can be considered the electronic newspaper.
9. Looking Backward- Edward Bellamy
We know that credit cards have become helpful tools to make our life easy. However, credit cards were predicted in “Looking Backward” a science fiction novel, written by Edward Bellamy. In the story the character time travels to 2000 and there he saw people buying stuff from credit cards.
10. Neuromancer- William Gibson
Cyber crime and hacking may have become quite ordinary nowadays. But there was a time when this stuff did not exist. Somehow, William Gibson managed to give a prediction about hacking that later turned into the reality.
Were you aware about these future predictions made by the writers? If you know any other prediction in the novels that turned into reality, share in the comments.
On the contrary there were many science facts that are now turned into myths, check 6 of them.