Infographic: The Future, According to Literature

Infographic: The Future, According to Literature Infographic Authors have been predicting the future in their books since Jules Verne wrote In the Year 2889. Few predictions have come true (although  EM Forster's The Machine Stops is scarily accurate), but have you ever wondered what the present would be like if we had all the unlikely gadgets depicted in SF novels?

The following infographic should give you a good idea. It details 30 different gadgets and technologies, and the books where they can be found. With over a century of SF to choose from, there's no way to fit all of the fictional gadgets into a single infographic. But as you can see even with only a tithe of the gadgetry, the present would be a crazy place.

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About Nate Hoffelder (9949 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

2 Comments on Infographic: The Future, According to Literature

  1. You ever run into Lawrence Manning’s THE MAN WHO AWOKE?
    That guy saw the future. 😉

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Man-Awoke-Laurence-Manning/dp/0345279697

  2. You say, “Few predictions have come true…”

    Not so. very much not so. Sorry.

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