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Bingo! 5 Predictions that were laughed off at when made but surprisingly came true

Throughout history, various scientists, writers, and smart individuals have made predictions about the future.

Do you know what is common between Wi-Fi, debit cards, and the moon landing apart from the fact they are great accomplishments by humankind? They were all predicted by great thinkers over a hundred years before they were invented.

Throughout history, various scientists, writers, and smart individuals have made predictions about the future. Although these are usually regarded as crazy, people can sometimes hit the nail on the head with their predictions. They relied on their intuition, logic, and sometimes even a little bit of luck.

Nikola Tesla predicted Wi-Fi, mobile phones in 1909

In the years before the invention of Wi-Fi, Nikola Tesla, an electrical engineer, said that wireless communication would be possible in the near future. He noted that it would allow people to carry and operate their own devices. Unfortunately, there is a town in West Virginia that still doesn’t have access to Wi-Fi. It’s called Green Bank.

Jules Verne imagined men landing on the moon in 1896

Before Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, author Jules Verne known for his travel diaries wrote a science fiction novel about two men who traveled to the moon aboard a cannon. The account was so coincidental that he mentioned that the launch of the rocket was carried out at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center in his book so it is with most of the rockets launched today by NASA.

Ray Bradbury foretold earbuds will reign as a music appliance in 1953

In his book Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury talked about the various features of portable electronic devices. In his novel, Bradbury described the device as little seashells, the thimble radios tamped tight, and an electronic ocean of sound. One of its features he said will be its ability to allow people to talk to one another while they are awake.

Nostradamus predicted the Great Fire of London in 1666

During his lifetime, French apothecary Nostradamus wrote numerous collections of predictions, including those about the death of Henry II, Hitler’s reign, and various other world events. One of his most explicit predictions was about the Great Fire of London, which consumed the city in 1666.

Robert Boyle predicted organ transplants in the 1660s

Around 300 years before the first organ transplant took place in 1954, Robert Boyle made a prediction in his journal. He referred to the potential of transplanting an organ as the cure for diseases. Some experts also credit him with making a prescient prediction about the use of LSD, aspirin, sleeping pills, and more.

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