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Did Science Fiction Predict This?

Postby Supercollider » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:01 pm

This is a thread like the one about "Science Fiction Predictions That Came True" only with a slightly different twist.

Think of some technology that science fiction writers didn't come up with but that is now in common use:

Touchscreens is one that comes to mind. Apparently the history of their existence goes back further than I would've guessed, to the 1960s-70s, but especially with smartphones I get this "Who woulda thunk it?" moment when I see someone scrolling like mad! :D

I thought the same thing about computer mice a couple decades ago!
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Re: Did Science Fiction Predict This?

Postby Bmat » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:43 pm

I think of tiny cameras. A friend showed me her new camera and it was the size of a thick credit card.
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Re: Did Science Fiction Predict This?

Postby nightlock » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:44 pm

Just about the biggest thing science fiction seems to have missed is this.
This thing we are using now.
The internet.

Read New Awakenings

"This is here." :smt104
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