15 wild fictional predictions about future technology that came true

Business Insider | Jan 11, 2019, 12.34AM IST

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Humans walked on the moon for the first time during NASA's Apollo 11 mission. An 1865 novel by Jules Verne also described the attempt of three Americans to land on the moon.

  • Science fiction books and movies have successfully predicted many inventions that once seemed impossible.
  • The first lunar landing was depicted in a book from 1865, more than 100 years before Apollo 11 astronauts walked on the moon's surface.
  • Writers have also described smartwatches, atomic bombs, and antidepressants before they became a reality.

Science fiction introduces us to elaborate, futuristic worlds that often sound like nothing more than a dream.

But humanity has made incredible technological advancements over the past 100 years, and many of the ideas predicted in science fiction have now become reality.

Some predictions, like self-driving cars, are still in the early stages, but scientists and engineers have reached many other milestones first described in fiction, such as bringing people to the moon.

Take a look at 15 wild fictional predictions that have come true.

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