but -- now, the U.S. Government has finally acknowledged -- ta daa -- that science fiction writers do in fact know the future. At USA today.
From laser weapons to test-tube babies, science-fiction writers have imagined hundreds of futuristic technologies that were or are being developed and used by the government or produced for the public. Among them:
From author Robert Heinlein: cellphones, remote-controlled robot arms, microwave ovens, water beds.
From author H.G. Wells: atomic bombs, airplanes, television, joystick controls.
From author Arlan Andrews: tourist spaceships, downloadable pocket-sized books.
At last, I feel my life is in good hands.