The tale does not lie: the most accurate predictions of science fiction writers

Сказка не ложь: самые точные предсказания писателей-фантастов

Imagine that one day your fantasy will become a reality. And that thoughts are material. Especially those articulated by science fiction writers. These cranks such they were considered contemporaries – predicted: space travel, the atomic bomb and 3D TVs. And this is not a complete list . Just a coincidence – many would say, others would call it the gift of prophecy. “MIR 24” has learned about the most accurate predictions of science fiction writers of the past and what is yet to come true.

In the era of the invention of jeans, syringes and a three-wheeled car, he managed to predict space travel. In addition, the science fiction of the nineteenth century, Jules Verne first wrote of her: submarines, computers, airplanes and chemical weapons. The flights to the night luminary Jules Verne, first described in 1865 novel “From the earth to the moon”. Then he called the aluminium as the main metal to create the aircraft. And I was right.

“He describes the flight of a cannon to the moon. The space vehicle design in scale, size, weight roughly corresponds to the spacecraft that actually fly to the moon. Interestingly, three people described by Jules Verne in the crew, and here also three, and in the “Apollo” eight”, – said the employee of the Centre of aviation and Astronautics ENEA Dmitry Galyutin.

With the real flight to the moon half a century has passed. Wrote to Jules Verne today may have prompted scientists as the satellite of the Earth to equip the research station. They created a model that is stored in the space science center at ENEA. Futurists say that the most accurate prediction can be found in the books of writers of the first half of the twentieth century. It was at this time the peak of scientific and technological progress.

Of telepresence technology, or as we would say today, the control of robots at a great distance even in 1963, described by Stanislaw LEM. He also introduced the readers with e-books, tablets, and search system online. But the most amazing thing futurists believe that much has not come true.

“And it’ll come, probably, to what was outlined in LEM’s novel “Inspection on the spot”, when the technique will be extremely miniaturised, will turn into a big cloud and will provide service. LEM called him blogosfera, that is, all objects will be in some cloud of nanorobots that can take any shape and perform any desire of man,” said futurist Konstantin Frumkin.

The list of predictions is endless, as the imagination of the writers. Herbert Wels not only predicted the creation of the atomic bomb, but even called the main element in the composition of the uranium. Arthur C. Clarke predicted satellite communication, Isaac Asimov – roboticization and finally, ray Bradbury headphones and plasma screens. Cult novel “451 degrees Fahrenheit” is very accurately reproduced interior of a modern apartment. For example, intercoms and plasma screens on the wall.

Today, many scientists are working hard on the creation of biotechnology. Someday people will be able to live on Mars, will change the environment of space or a private body. For example, once described the transplantation of artificial organs is already a reality.

In the twenty-first century science fiction writers insist science needs to develop human capabilities. Writer Dmitry Glukhovsky says of the vaccine against ageing, Peter Watts about rifter – the people who have adapted to life at great depths under water. Will this fiction a reality or remain fiction? The answers will, as always, the future.