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Paris In the 20th Century

Jules Verne is mentioned with awe by Quorra in Tron Legacy, and with good reason. In his popular works, but also in his obscure writings, he predicted the future.

In Paris in the 20th Century, Verne set Paris in its future year of 1960 with uncanny accuracy from his position of the middle 19th Century.  Our 1960 was an early year of the US and Soviet Space Programs, the Cold War, nuclear power, and Civil Rights.  You can see parallels to Verne’s historical drams films The Right Stuff and K-19.

Take a look at the predictions of Jules Verne that came to life, in the link above. Science fiction and futurist writers are often our way to future scientific developments that help the world.  See what Verne did.

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