The death of Ray Bradbury this week prompted Hayley Tsukayama of the Washington Post to look through his works and pick out 10 of his "most prescient predictions." A sampling:
- Earbuds: Maybe they weren't Bluetooth headsets, but the people in Fahrenheit 451 had things very much like them.
- Flat-screen TVs: Ditto for huge flat-screen televisions in the novel, which came out in 1953.
- Self-driving cars: He was decades ahead of Google.
- ATMs: Although his version dispensed financial news along with money.
Read the full list here
, which includes his characters talking to digital pals via "the wall." Sound familiar, Facebookers?