Do you know what the Wi-Fi, moon-landing and debit cards have in common? Well, they are all the result of historical predictions coming true. Even centuries before these were invented, some great thinkers prophesied these coming into existence.
1. Morgan Robertson had already predicted the sinking of the Titanic.
Surprisingly in 1898, he came up with the book titled Futility or the Wreck of The Titan. He mentioned about a huge ship drowning in the North Atlantic Ocean after hitting and Iceberg. Almost 14 years later the tragic incident of the Titanic happened. Both sank in the month of April, losing more than half of the people on board.
2. HG Walls first came up with the predictions of the nuclear age.
As you know he was the author of the war of the worlds. And he rightfully predicted something similar to nuclear war in 1914. At that time people couldn’t even have imagined that such massive destruction was capable of happening. He also happened to mention about a hand grenade in one of his novels.
3. Tesla and WiFi.
Some historical predictions were way ahead of their times to become true. The same was with Tesla, when in 1909, he mentioned about wireless communication with mobile handsets, internet, WiFi everything.
4. Robert Boyle made predictions about organ transplant back in 17th century.
You must have heard this name associated with Chemistry. Obviously at that time people did not think it to be true. And it was around the same time when Galileo was killed by the Church for proposing the theory that Earth is round and not flat.
5. Edgar Cayce saw the Wall Street crash of 1929 coming.
What makes this more interesting is that Cayce was a renowned mystic. When he prophesied that the economy would surely crash in 1929, some people actually took out their money out of their banks.
6. Mark Twain had already made predictions about his death.
As he was born in the same here Haley’s Comet passed the earth in 1835. He predicted that the next time the comet passes that would be his end. And historical records are a proof that this actually came true. On 10th of April, 1910 he died the same day the comet passed.
7. Jules Verne foretold mankind would land on the moon.
Man at that time did not even know that there would be a gravity difference between Earth and other heavenly bodies, but he wrote in 1865, a story where one visits Moon and described him to have been weightless there.
8. Alexis de Tocqueville knew that the Cold War would take place sooner or later.
The historical references show he talked about this in 1840s, when USA did not possess any great power and the British Empire was in full force.
9. Nostradamus sensed the great fire of London beforehand.
Historical evidences shows he had already written about the fire of 66 in 1555. Over a century later the incident came true and burnt almost 90% houses of London’s people.
10. Leonard Da Vinci.
He had come up with many designs for new inventions but sadly he could only execute few of them. Parachute wasn’t one of them.
11. Ray Bradbury imagined earbuds in 1953.
In a beautiful poetic passage named Fahrenheit 451, he already made people acquainted with something like the, now known, earbuds.
12. Edward Bellamy talked about debit cards back in 1888.
In the late 1980s, in the sci-fi novel he published, Looking Backward, 2000-1887, Mr. Bellamy sure mentioned the use of debit and credit cards in the future.