Popular for his original episode of “Star Trek”, David Gerrold is an American science fiction screenwriter and novelist. Winner of Hugo and Nebula awards, he made his fame with exceptional writing skills.
Recently a tweet from tech editor Esther Schindler went viral. Why? It showcased a magazine clipping of an article by David Gerrold from 1999. There he predicted about a future device – Smartphone, and it’s eerily accurate! He predicted very specific details adding the temptation of such an invention and how it will invade our privacy. Read here:
People on Twitter were impressed by his precise prediction. Here are some of the tweets:
Whoa. Can this dude tell us how to fix the problems our phones caused?
— Josh Constine (@JoshConstine) 28 March 2018
But, Pokémon. The poor guy never saw it coming. We all have our vision limits…
— Nattydread (@nattydead) 28 March 2018
However, this is not the first time when someone from the past made such an accurate prediction. Douglas Adams, in his science-fiction books, made quite a few. Also, not to forget Nikola Tesla’s prediction about wireless communication. Here’s what he said:
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