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The Inventions that Jules Verne Predicted Ahead of His Time Anonymous 19/03/29(Fri)13:34 No. 16762 ID: cef08a

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Jules Verne was a was a French writer, novelist, poet, and playwright that lived from 1828 until 1905. His most famous novels are Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). He is the second most-translated author in the world and he has sometimes been called the “Father of Science Fiction”. Verne wrote about many inventions which became reality many years later.

Many people know about the submarine, but what about his other predictions?

Anonymous 19/10/29(Tue)22:05 No. 16870 ID: b91e97

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He got a lot of stuff wrong as well, if you are looking at him as somebody predicting the future (as opposed to somebody just writing fantastic stories.)

He wrote about unprotected people walking through caves and lava tube to reach the center of the Earth. He wrote about reaching the moon by using a giant canon, that in fact would kill everyone aboard instantly. He got weightlessness and the lunar atmosphere wrong.


Anonymous 19/11/15(Fri)09:04 No. 16875 ID: 85987e

Verne was a fiction author, not a futurist. His stories were meant as parable, not predictions. Even at the time, anyone with basic knowledge of physics and geology could have told you such things like the center of the Earth is very hot, the Earth's atmosphere cannot be surpassed with a single impulse.

Anonymous 19/11/15(Fri)09:09 No. 16876 ID: 85987e

Also: the first submarine proper (that is a self-sufficient submersible military craft) was invented in 1775; primitive wooden ones over a century prior; and the idea had been posited about since antiquity. Verne no more "invented" the submarine than did the Wright Brothers "invent" the concept of flying.

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