02.27.17. The Fiction That Predicted the Future


This week on The Gralien Report, we kick things off with a look at “Envelopegate”, the alleged conspiracy that overtook the Internet in the aftermath of an Oscar-night snafu. Elsewhere, what are the mystery creatures washing ashore in the Philippines as of late? Also in the news, has physicist Brian Cox managed to disprove the existence of ghosts, using the Large Hadron Collider?

TGR 02.27.17. The Fiction That Predicted the Future

Then in Hour Two, we take a look at instances where fiction authors managed to make remarkably accurate predictions about the future in their work. Ranging from Edgar Allan Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, to visionaries like Arthur C. Clarke, Aldous Huxley, and George Orwell, whose famous book 1984 has seen something of a renaissance in this era of “fake news” and surveillance. However, the most incredibly accurate set of predictions about the future appeared in a lesser-known novel written in 1969, which presents a truly eerie set of coincidences… or was there something more at work in the mind of this author, and others who managed to foretell the impossible?

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