We, humans, have a tendency to keep thinking about the future, being curious as to what future holds for us and how tomorrow will turn out to be. This is the reason why we spend our today making provisions for tomorrow and also working to make our tomorrow better. There is no perfect today or tomorrow and yet a majority of us would jump if someone would tell us that they could let us know how our tomorrow will be shaped.
A mixture of science and belief, predictions cannot be always true. However, history says there are so many predictions that actually came true. Here are a few of them:
- Prediction regarding man landing on the moon
Neil Armstrong landed on the moon on 20th July 1969. However, predictions regarding man landing on the moon were made decades or rather centuries before this took place. The most specific amongst these predictions was the one made by science fiction author namely Jules Verne in his book “From Earth To The Moon”.
- Prediction regarding iPad and online newspaper
A very renowned science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke predicted iPad and online newspapers back in 1968 in his novel and film versions of 2001: A Space Odyssey. In this film, two astronauts can be seen reading news from a device that looks a lot like an iPad and this device was given the name Newspad. The description of this device was so accurate that one can say companies like Samsung and Apple used it later on.
- Prediction of modern technology
A professional futurist, Ray Kurzweil had predicted pretty much most of the technology in use today such as Nano Machines, wireless internet usage in general, e-books, and such. He has been proven right 90% of the time. Not only technology but also he had also predicted events such as fall of Soviet Union correctly.
- Prediction regarding 9/11
A widow of 9/11 victim admitted in her book Messages: Signs, Visits, and Premonitions from Loved Ones Lost on 9/11 that her husband had many visions of the attacks that were to take place on the Twin Towers and knew that he won’t live beyond 2011. He also arranged a family reunion and often used to talk about Twin Tower attack possibility.
- Prediction regarding Titanic
Morgan Robertson published a book “The Wreck of The Titan” in 1898, whichis about a cruise that eventually sunk and how because of lack of rescue boats some passengers couldn’t evacuate. This story is strongly very similar to the happenings of Titanic that took place in April 1912 i.e. 14 years after his book was published.
- Prediction regarding Abraham Lincoln’s Murder
Abraham Lincoln had visions about his own death and before he died he had an idea that he was about to die in few days. Abraham Lincoln shared his dream with his bodyguard and said he was walking towards the White House in his dream till he met a group of mourning people and soldiers who were guarding a body. Upon asking the soldiers whose body they are carrying, he was told that it was the President who had just been assassinated.