August 6th, Inscience fiction authors gave their predictions of life in Image: Including such names as Orson Scott Card, Robert Silverberg, Jack Williamson, Algis Budrys and Frederik Pohl, it gives us an interesting glimpse into how those living in the age before smartphones, tablets, Wi-Fi and on-demand streaming episodes of Community thought the future might turn out.
Bradbury kept all their phone numbers and, after the first moon landing, he called many of them, laughed and hung up, happy that his fantasy of space exploration had finally become a reality.
The Martian Chronicles also warned against some of the repercussions of nuclear warfare. Additionally, a shorter manuscript was said to imagine a vast telecommunications satellite array that helped with television signals. Although published inBrave New World still feels like a modern text thanks to details like soma, a mood-altering medication in widespread use by Londoners of the future that sounds remarkably like our current societal reliance on antidepressants.
While was published back inadaptations of the text are very relevant today as we continue to worry about privacy, surveillance and the presence of Big Brother-esque technology. His novel Stand on Zanzibar is often cited as an eerily accurate depiction of life in The novel depicts a President Obomi in a country where terrorist attacks and school violence are sadly routine.
So what will the authors of today anticipate? Only time will tell. KQED Sign up for our newsletter.The electronic tablet appeared in many science-fiction works many years before it was actually created and sold to the public by the likes of Apple and Samsung.
It is said that science fiction is about making the improbable seem possible. Writers of the genre postulate a world of the future.
And while some of their ideas can end up remaining a fantasy, there are a number of times when their . The October edition of Wireless World magazine carried an article from a young Arthur C. Clarke called “Extra Terrestrial Relays.” It was the concept of using satellites in geostationary.
In our newest video series, Lifehackers of History, we examine the amazing accomplishments of notable people of the past. First up is science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein.
Science fiction isn't (as a rule) about predicting the future, and science fiction writers aren't trying to predict it. Getting to the moon by shooting a manned capsule out of a way big cannon. It should come as no surprise that science fiction writers have often provided prescient glimpses of future technologies.
From the advanced submarine imagined by Jules Verne in his novel.