Star Trek Always Seemed to Get it Right

The TV show “Star Trek” has a pretty amazing habit of predicting technology. Tablet computers, flip phones, laser surgery, Bluetooth earpieces, and medical diagnostic beds were all featured on the show, and all exist today. Here are some more Star Trek technologies that are coming to pass (or at least, may someday come to pass)…

From warp drives to holodecks: 7 Star Trek technologies scientists are working on

Two Great Futurists on the Future

In 1964 two of the greatest science fiction writers of the twentieth century looked ahead 50 years and predicted what our modern world would be like. They got a lot of things right.

First Isaac Asimov. Asimov wrote over 200 books in his lifetime. Non-fiction books in every category of the Dewey Decimal system (the only writer to do so) and some important fiction as well.

Isaac Asimov Predicts in 1964 What the World Will Look Like Today — in 2014

Next, Arthur C. Clarke. Clarke is best known as the author of the book and film “2001: A Space Odyssey”, however he was the first to propose geosynchronous telecommunications satellites, pushed for manned space flight as an activist/scientist and helped create NASA, and was a trail blazing Ocean explorer.

Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Future in 1964 … And Kind of Nails It