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Old Aug 16 2007, 09:58 PM   #6
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Default Re: Anne predicts future object!

In one of the early books of the John Carter of Mars series, he describes a Martian wristwatch. Except for the red background (if I remember correctly - it's been a while,) the description is that of an LCD digital watch. The book was written in 1912.

Then there are also the remote and miniature handling devices commonly called Waldoes. They were developed by an engineer after he read one of Robert A. Heinlein's short stories. They were named after the title character in that story.

Lots of other examples from early science fiction.
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