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Squire
(id: Lord_Fadawah)
posted 10-28-08 05:32 AM CT (US)         
A while ago, webcomic XKCD ran this page, about a new feature on Youtube that reads out loud your comment so you can hear how stupid it sounds.

Guess what? I just logged on to Youtube and they've added that very feature! You can click "Audio Preview" and it reads your comment out loud. Of course, I doubt Youtube was inspired an XKCD comic to add that feature, but it's still pretty cool.

Does anyone else have examples of times where fictitious things in books and movies and whatever have later appeared in real life? I'm sure it's happened lots of times.
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Enraged Orange
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posted 10-28-08 06:38 AM CT (US)     1 / 6       
morgoth bauglir
Squire
posted 10-28-08 11:40 AM CT (US)     2 / 6       
That audio preview feature is about a month old, and it's actually pretty cool, ya know.

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posted 10-28-08 04:20 PM CT (US)     3 / 6       
Jules Verne's "From the Earth to the Moon" is basically a prophecy of what happened 100 years later. Reading it is frightening. Even the dimensions of his spacecraft are close to those actually used.

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Lord Basse
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posted 10-28-08 06:09 PM CT (US)     4 / 6       
Well he was an intelligent fellow. Still have to read that one though, the Nemo books were my favourites, the latter especially.

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four hundred babies
Squire
(id: Lord_Fadawah)
posted 10-28-08 08:38 PM CT (US)     5 / 6       
Jules Verne's "From the Earth to the Moon" is basically a prophecy of what happened 100 years later. Reading it is frightening. Even the dimensions of his spacecraft are close to those actually used.
Ah yes, what's interesting about Verne is how precise he is. In "Paris in the 20th Century" he predicts the existence of the Louvre Pyramid. How the hell do you predict something like that?
sly_guy
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posted 10-28-08 09:33 PM CT (US)     6 / 6       
I know I've read in a book a bunch of things that were planned to air on TV/occur in a movie, and then actually happened in real life. In most cases, I think they were edited out, or just not aired (if the RL event happened before the show/movie was to be aired).

I for one find it rather chilling when sci-fi writers write about things that will happen, and then they actually happen. As far as I know, nobody's actually secretly built an underwater naval vessel, so we should be safe (for now, at least).

I'll also take suggestions on what Verne books I should read, since I've only read 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

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