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This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.'s Chart Highlights Books that Predicted the Future

 - May 11, 2014
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This chart titled 'Prediction or Influence?' is sure to boggle your mind because it depicts specific books that predicted the future. Published by, the informative chart provides examples of books dating back to the year 1735 and the innovative concepts within them that came to life.

The authors of books like 'Gulliver's Travels' and 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy,' were ahead of their time and would have been billionaires in today's technological world. For example The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy predicted the use of real-time audio translation and the 1934 book Brave New World included the use of mood-enhancing drugs and genetic engineering --all of which weren't invented until decades later.

The chart essentially sheds light on the influence fictional novels have on shaping our imaginations and future realities.