Predictions by science fiction writers

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10 Science Fiction Writers Predict How Our World Will Change In The Next 10 Years

Our Final Hour by Martin Rees in The next 10 years? Budrys believed the need to conserve energy would lead to an information-based society.

9 predictions by science-fiction writers that actually came true

Check me for accuracy - on December 31, But it invites some interesting speculation. As a whimsical thought experiment, The Huffington Post asked 10 science-fiction, speculative fiction, urban fantasy and dystopian authors to answer a single question: Grandchildren of Amber sounds at this point a little clumsy, but may have to serve.

Or, will things remain, more or less, the same?

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As it implies the book warns of a pessimistic future, in this case caused by a decay in science, community, and education. The unheard find a voice and have their say. Martin Cooper, the inventor of the first cell phone, cited the handheld communicators depicted in the Star Trek universe as an inspiration for his invention, according to TIME.

The technology is nearly ready, and immense government investment will be inevitable in the coming years, as baby boomers age and live longer than ever before. Spend the s making movies about the threats from the stars.

By the end of the decade, someone will try to marry a robot. It devours everything familiar and builds strange new structures on the quicksand of contingency.

The technology is nearly ready, and immense government investment will be inevitable in the coming years, as baby boomers age and live longer than ever before. A particularly interesting prediction comes from Frederik Pohl.

Fast and ubiquitous and very neat, The word "computer" becomes obsolete. Ten years from now, when you visit your parents or grandparents, they may very well have better technology than you do!

What further improvements could possibly bring? Still, I take pride in the fact that communications satellites are placed exactly where I suggested inand the name "Clarke Orbit" is often used if only because it's easier to say than "geostationary orbit".

However, we tried to include films that featured the earliest depiction of a particular technology. So what might be new and different in the next 10 years? I would point at recent progress in cognitive science. They exploded continually, for days, weeks or months depending upon their size, as the elements in them furiously radiated energy during their degeneration and in the process created mini-volcanoes of death and destruction.

With the end of 'Mad Men,' we'll let go of our obsession with mid-century modern furniture and some of us will even gravitate toward the shabby-chic look again.All manner of people have made extraordinary future predictions throughout history, but science fiction writers seem to have a particular knack for getting things r.

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.

Should we look to science fiction writing for an idea of what will happen in the future? This guide looks at SF's successful - and unsuccessful - predictions.

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9 predictions by science-fiction writers that actually came true

First up is science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein. May 06,  · He begins with a disclaimer: “Science-fiction writers are terrible at predicting the future. But that’s okay. Everyone is terrible at predicting the future.

Yet science and technology also clearly appeal to writers because, like writing, they are intensely creative. Perhaps a bit of science fiction in the school curriculum would not go amiss.

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