We love predictions, particularly when they come true. While predictions are usually associated with divination and mediums, there are other sources, such as authors. Right through history, some of the strongest predictions ever made have come from the pages of writers who were keen to tell their stories to others. While some of the predictions are more remarkable than others, these writers nevertheless managed to have a very strong sense of the future. From the electric submarines to credit cards, here are 10 books that predicted the future and were correct.

Mars Has Two Moons – Gulliver’s Travels

Jonathan Swift in his book Gulliver’s Travels (1726) writes that Mars has two moons. In 1877, people found that the planet Mars does actually have two moons – Deimos and Phobos.


Electric-Powered Submarines – 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

Jules Verne, a French author, wrote 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea in 1870. In his book, Verne writes about the exploits of electric-powered submarines. In the 1960’s, electric submarines were put into service.

Topics: history , science , books , future
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