Predictions made many centuries ago have actually come true in the modern day
Many people feel skeptical when they hear of ancient predictions that came true. However, sometimes proof appears that makes the prediction undeniable.
Many ancient prophets formulated predictions about the future that become a reality. Similarly, early scientists projected with accurate visions how things would turn out today. Occasionally, film and television have also predicted the future.
We present for you below many visionary minds. Minds who spookily predicted events, sometimes centuries later after the fact.
Nostradamus is one of the most famous seers in history. He was born in 1503 and practiced as a doctor and astrologer. He published his famous book “Les Propheties” in 1555, and it is still a best seller today.
And for good reason. Countless of Nostradamus’s predictions within his book have come true, many centuries later.
Here are some examples:
- “The lost thing is discovered, hidden for many centuries. Pasteur will be celebrated almost as a God-like figure. This is when the moon completes her great cycle, But by other rumors, he shall be dishonored.” – this prophecy appears to be about Louis Pasteur. He discovered microbial decay during the 1800s. This changed history and the world celebrated He was also later dishonored when the New York Times suggested he was untruthful about how he produced the vaccine for anthrax.
- “Earthshaking fire from the center of the Earth Will cause tremors around the New City. Two great rocks will war for a long time, Then Arethusa will redden a new river.” – The prediction here appears to be about the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in New York.
- “PAU, NAY, LORON will be more of fire than of the blood, To swim in praise, the great one to flee to the confluence. He will refuse entry to the Piuses, The depraved ones, and the Durance will keep them imprisoned.” – What is interesting about this prophecy is it appears to clearly show an anagram for Napoleon. During his reign, he also had Pope Pius VI and Pope Pius VII imprisoned.
John Elfreth Walkins Jr.
John Elfreth Walkins Jr. was an American civil engineer. In 1900, “The Ladies Home Journal” published his predictions of how the world would be 100 years later.
Altogether, he made around 28 predictions. With some, he was completely wrong. He suggested that by the year 2000 we would have eliminated not only mosquitoes but the letters C, X, and Q from the alphabet.
Nevertheless, he was spookily correct about many other things.
- “Wireless telephone and telegraph circuits will span the world.” – This prediction appears to be about our current wireless telecommunications.
- “Man will see around the world. Persons and things of all kinds will be brought within focus of cameras connected electrically with screens at opposite ends of circuits, thousands of miles at a span.” – Walkins appears to predict television.
- “Photographs will be telegraphed from any distance. If there be a battle in China a hundred years hence, snapshots of its most striking events will be published in the newspapers an hour later” and “photographs will reproduce all of nature’s colors.” – This prediction appears to foresee not only color photography but also digital photography.
- “Huge forts on wheels will dash across open spaces at the speed of express trains today. They will make what are now known as cavalry charges” – Here, he appears to predict the modern tank.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci actually tried to create much of his predicted technology. Bear in mind, he was attempting to make his machines during the late 1400s and early 1500s.
Some machines had limited success. However, he was nervous that someone would steal his ideas. Da Vinci, therefore, purposefully depicted non-working components in his blue-prints.
Within his drawings, he predicted technology that we would use many centuries later.
Here are some examples:
- Tank – Da Vinci depicted his Tank as being a large armored vehicle which would contain weapons. He envisaged it would contain 4 men who would power it.
- Helicopter – His version of a helicopter utilized a spiral propeller. This idea is also used in modern helicopters.
- Parachute – The design of Da Vinci’s parachute was not like those of today. Parachutes designed today allow for balance, his did not. However, his design was successfully tested in 2000. The parachutist described the experience as smoother than that of modern parachutes.
- Machine Gun – His machine gun was vastly different in design to modern machine guns. However, his prediction of such a gun was spot on. His design had 11 barrels on 3 tiers. His idea was that while one shoots, the second tier loads, whilst the third cools.
We know of Nikola Tesla most for his inventions, which ultimately changed the world. It is, therefore, no surprise that he had deep insight into how the world would change one day. His predictions are, nevertheless, profound.
Tesla is also known for his profound humility. Many people find inspiration in this. He predicted that big corporations would make a profit from many of his discoveries. Discoveries that he believed should be available free for all mankind.
He was truly a forward thinker. This forward thinking allowed him to envisage the future we live in today.
Examples of his predictions include:
- Wi-fi: “Present wireless receiving apparatus will be scrapped for much simpler machines; static and all forms of interference will be eliminated, so that innumerable transmitters and receivers may be operated without interference. It is more than probable that the household’s daily newspaper will be printed ‘wirelessly’ in the home during the night.”
- Self-driving cars: “As early as 1898, I proposed to representatives of a large manufacturing concern the construction and public exhibition of an automobile carriage which, left to itself, would perform a great variety of operations involving something akin to judgment“.
- Smartphones and the Internet: “When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do his will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket.”