Science fiction and fantasy are closely related literary and cinematic genres. Both offer readers or viewers an escape from everyday life into a world that does not actually exist. The difference between fantasy and science fiction, however, is that the latter tries to remain partially grounded in the real world while the former does not. As a result, while no one has ever actually seen a Hobbit or a Tesseract cube, there are a number of science fiction ideas that have become reality—and that is pretty awesome.
Today we’re going to take a look at some of these prescient scifi predictions. Not all of them have been realized exactly as they were envisioned—or at least, not yet—but on some we’ve come pretty close. So have a look.