Questions tagged [prediction]

The tag usually refers to questions about predictions that are made in Sci-Fi, whether technological or historical, that have come true or not.

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Short story predicting online shopping and no one going outside anymore

I remember reading this short story when I was a child in the 1970s. I'm thinking it was in the Houghton Mifflin readers. Story was everyone didn't go out on the streets because of over crowding and ...
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Short story about an Astronaut who buys an 'automatic' typewriter for daughter

Many years ago, at least 35, I read a story about an astronaut who bought a 'typewriter' for his daughter/niece. From what I remember, he was going to a space station and he bought an automatic ...
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Did Any SF Stories Predict a Televised Moon Landing?

I've read that even with all the SF stories written about the first landing on the Moon, not a single one written before the Apollo missions were planned ever had any hint that the first landing would ...
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The fall of the Communist bloc as seen from the eastern side

It's commonly said that Anglo-Saxon SF writers failed to predict the collapse of the Soviet Union and its satellite states — quickly, with little violence, and without Western intervention. What was ...
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What novel was the first to mention or predict a personal handheld computer?

Science-fiction writers are often credited with "inventing the future" with some of their ideas. For example, the idea of geostationary satellites is often attributed to Arthur C. Clarke. What novel ...
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Which technology was introduced through “Star Trek” (2009)?

Star Trek has a long history of introducing new technology. TOS & TNG introduced us with new technologies, who got adopted like the communicator as mobile phone. When watching Star Trek (2009) I ...
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Did Arthur C. Clarke really invent the idea of the satellite?

I heard that Arthur C. Clarke was the inventor of the idea of the satellites. If that's true, can you please tell me in where or in what work he presents the idea of satellite?