- Jules Verne (1828-1905) predicted lunar travel in From Earth to the Moon (1865), and it became real in 1969.
- Edward Bellamy (1850-1898) predicted the arrival of credit cards in Looking Backward (1888). The first modern credit card was introduced in 1950.
- H.G. Wells (1866-1946) wrote about Automatic sliding doors in When the Sleeper Wakes (1899). Horton and Hewitt invented it in 1954.
- Hugo Gernsback (1884-1967) had individualized news reports in his Ralph 124C 41+ (1925), whereas Google News went live in September 2002.
- Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) had test tube babies (amongst many other things) in Brave New World (1932). In 1978, the first test tube baby was born (England, 1978).
- Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) had full-wall, flat-screen TVs in Fahrenheit 451 (1953). The first LCD panels were shown in 1971, and by 2009, many LCD and plasma screens were available to the general public.
- Douglas Adams (1952-2001) included electronic books in his Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. And we've all heard of those with Amazon's kindle, the iPad, Barnes and Noble's Nook, etc.