Once Science Fiction, Now Science Fact

Did you know that a lot of the technology of today was predicted by Sci-Fi authors of the past?

Here are some books at LFHS Library that predicted the tech of today (to read the Goodreads review, just click on the title):

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – Earbuds
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Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Submarine33507


Ender’s Game
by Orson Scott Card – Indoor Skydiving
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl – Vacuum Elevators
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2001: A Space Odyssey
(1968) by Arthur C. Clarke – Video Calls and Tablets
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Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World – Genetic Conditioning
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If you’d like to see more Sci-Fi inventions, check out Technovelgy, a website listing authors and their different inventions. Did you know Iron Man’s exoskeleton suit is now being used by Ford Motor employees? Read the article about it.