Jules Verne predicted the future

…Tuesday would have been the 183rd birthday of Jules Verne. Had he lived to see 2011, the French science fiction writer also would have seen many of his fanciful inventions made real—more or less.

Check out National Geographic’s slide show of 8 Jules Verne Inventions That Came True. The science fiction author predicted the submarine, lunar modules, skywriting, and the taser amongst many other seemingly off-the-wall ideas that have eventually been realized.

Image: Jonathan Hayward via National Geographic

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