I love to read science fiction novels. A quick Google search will give you a list of science fiction that has come true. Here are a few examples:
1735 – Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift – Mars has two moons.
1877 – Mars’ two moons were discovered.
1865 – From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne – Lunar modules launched from Florida return as splash down capsules.
1969 – First used on Apollo 11 mission.
1870 – Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne – Electric submarines.
1960 – Electric submarines.
1889 – In the Year 2889 by Jules Verne – Skywriting and Video chatting.
1915 – Skywriting.
1964 – AT&T debuts picture phone.
1899 – When the Sleeper Walks by H. G. Wells – Automatic, motion sensing doors.
1960 – Automatic, motion sensing doors invented.
1914 – The World Set Free by H. G. Wells – Atomic bombs.
1945 – Atomic bombs 1st used.
1924 – Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells – Voicemail.
1980 – Voicemail popularized.
1932 – Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – Mood-enhancing drugs and genetic engineering.
1950 – Antidepressants first popularized.
1972 – 1st DNA manipulation.
1984 – Neuromancer by William Gibson – Glasses surgically inset.
2014 – Sounds a lot like the new Google glasses.
I could go on and on!
So, imagination! Powerful! We each have the innate ability to imagine – what new future do you imagine for the collective?
We also each imagine our own future. The thing is you can’t help but imagine your own life. You can’t turn it off. None of us can. That’s the good news and the bad news. Responsibility! What future are you imagining right now? The future responds to your energy – your imagining.