Creepily Accurate Predictions Made In The Past That Came True
In 1987, famed movie critic Roger Ebert was asked where he saw the future of TV and movies going. Hi answer was insanely dead-on. He said:
“We will have high-definition, wide-screen television sets and a push-button dialing system to order the movie you want at the time you want it. You’ll not go to a video store but instead order a movie on demand and then pay for it. Videocassette tapes as we know them now will be obsolete both for showing prerecorded movies and for recording movies. People will record films on 8mm and will play them back using laser-disk/CD technology… With this revolution in delivery and distribution, anyone, in any size town or hamlet, will see the movies he or she wants to see.”
Now it might seem like that wasn’t too far in the past, but at that time, on-demand movies and cable TV were basically just being developed and the rest would take years to even be thought up.
7. The iPad
In 1968, author Arthur C. Clarke published his futuristic novel 2001: A Space Odyssey. In it, he speaks about his character using a device that bears a striking resemblance to the current day’s iPad.
He writes: “[Floyd] would plug his foolscap-size Newspad into the ship’s information circuit and scan the latest reports from Earth. The postage-stamp-size rectangle would expand until it neatly filled the screen. When he had finished, he would flash back to the complete page and select a new subject for detailed examination.”
8. Mark Twain’s Death
Perhaps the creepiest of foretelling discussed so far is the death of Mark Twain… by Mark Twain himself!
He said: “I came in with Halley’s comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t. The Almighty said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.'”
He made this prediction in 1909; and sure enough, he died on April 21, 1910, a day after the comet returned!