Science and science fiction
May 8, 2009 4:48pm CST
I have just been watching a TV show that researched the relationship between Science and Science fiction. I was a great reader of Science fiction during my teens and am always amazed at how closely they were able to predict the future. Have you ever thought where ideas come from? Is there a great deposit of new thinking somewhere that Scientist and Author can tap into? What do you think
• United States
8 May 09
Hi, Pat! Did you know that, more than 100 years befor the state of Florida was known, Jules Verne predicted the first American space flight, and located it less than 100 miles from where it actually took off? I find that absolutely fascinating! I wonder who's predicting our future now, and probably doesn't even know that.