We all love the internet today but this was predicted by E. M Foster which not a lot of people know of, this was said even before the idea of the internet ever existed. In 1909 he stated in his short story ‘The Machine Stops’, E. M Foster said “ There were buttons and switches everywhere, that which calls for music, food, and clothing. There was a button for literature and off course the button which was used to communicate with her friends.”
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2. 2013 Golden Globe Results
Elena Sheppard in 2013 who is the cultural editor of political news and cultural website called “Polycymic”, she was assigned to stream live the 70th Golden Globe Awards was asked to guess the winner of 2013 event. She thrilled the audience with her predictions which covered the 25 categories that year, we believe she could either be good at guessing or she may have total knowledge of how the industry works.
3. Wireless Devices
The statement that changed the phase of the technological world made by the Serbian American inventor in the year 1909, he said “It will soon be possible to transmit wireless messages all over the world so simply that any individual can control and own his own apparatus”, couple of years later this statement came to be and the rest is history. This is now one of the biggest innovations of all time.
4. Atomic Bomb
Do you think there is a similarity between the English writers Herbert George and atomic bomb? Saying yes to that won’t be wrong;in his 1913 work “Set the world free” he explains more about atomic bomb as “The atomic bomb made a mighty thunder in the air, leaving a flaring trail in the sky… it would be a tremendous pillar of fire.” 32years later the first atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.
5. TV and Telephones
Every human is always curious to know what is up ahead; they always like to think of what the future holds as to what would happen next. In the year 1000 Mr. Watkins a civil engineer wrote an article “Man will see around the world the persons and things of all kind will be brought in focus, in cameras connected electrically with screens at opposite ends.” Couple of decades after this statement the television was invented and adding couple of years later the phones came to be.
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6. The Periodic Table
A Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, from the nineteenth century made a prediction which is the modern day periodic table, it is nearly perfect. In 1863, at the time when there were only 60 elements known, he went ahead to predict that there would be 40 elements properties and weights, he did not stop there. This is what we would like to call passion and dedication at its best.
7. London Fire of 1666
In 1666 London was engulfed in fire from the 2nd September to 5th of that year, with over 70000 homes consumed of approximately 80000 inhabitants. It destroyed most of the buildings of the city authority not leaving out the 87 perish churches. Study shows that the temperature was about 1700degree Celsius at the time of the fire. The fire started from a bakery and spread to other parts of the city.
8. Organ Transplant
Far back as the 17th century, the philosopher Anglo- Irish who was a chemist, physicist and inventor Robert Boyle made a prediction that “the cure of diseases at a distance or at lease by transplantation.” would be possible. Don’t forget this was found from hand written items of his from 1660s. Ever since this predication over 3 centuries ago, today the prediction has come through.
9. Audio Book
It was first predicted by Bergerac that they would be an audio book, now who would associate 17th century dramatic Cyrano De Bergerac with the audio book. He wrote in his novel “The other world: The empire of the moon and the comical history of the states.” He spoke on how small devices would function both as musical instruments and books, he went ahead to describe headphones as pendants.
10. Sinking of Titanic
There are similarities between the novella Futility and the RMS Titanic or the wreck of the titan which was written by Morgan Robertson. In his novel he talks about a fictitious ship and describe it in a way which way drew huge similarity to RMS Titanic.