The most famous predictions that came true
Predictions and prophecies were made by many — saints, scholars, writers, mediums. Some of the predictions came true, others did not, but still a large part was fabricated. Let's note seven come true predictions about which we can speak with certainty ...
The fall of the monarchy in Russia
The death of the Romanov dynasty was predicted repeatedly. When Alexandra Feodorovna (wife of Nicholas II) visited the Desyatinny Monastery in Novgorod in 1916, old Mary, stretching out her hands to her, said: “Here comes the Martyr - Tsarina Alexandra”. Rasputin spoke about the tragic end of the last royal family, but even before such predictions were made by St. Seraphim of Sarov.
Seraphim of Sarov.
It is known that the wife of Alexander II, Maria Alexandrovna, on March 2, 1855, recounted the prophecy of Seraphim of Sarov on the death of the last emperor and his family to her maid of honor Anna Tyutcheva. The empress herself learned about the prediction from Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich, to whom the elder told his revelations.
The most mysterious story of the prediction of the death of the last king is associated with the monk Abel (1757-1841). According to legend, in 1801 a monk told his prophecies to Emperor Paul I, who "sealed" the secret in the chest and ordered him to be opened only after 100 years. Nicholas II, apparently, knew the prophecy not only about his tragic fate, but also about its deadlines, since, according to the testimony of those close to him, he repeatedly said: "Until 1918 I am not afraid of anything."
Jules Verne (1828-1905) was not a soothsayer, but in his novels he surprisingly predicted the scientific and technological development of mankind. Contrary to the prevailing opinion, the most striking prediction was not a submarine - when the author began writing the novel “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” in France, the first mechanical underwater vehicle was launched, and it was not man’s flight to the moon — English described it for the first time in the early 17th century priest Francis Godwin.
In the book "Paris in the Twentieth Century" (1863), Jules Verne prophetically foresaw the city of the future. The novel, which at one time publishers considered too implausible, describes a modern metropolis with skyscrapers and a wide network of banks, with electric trains rushing at great speeds and cars with internal combustion engines.This is a kind of novel warning of the dangers of worshiping machines and money, fraught with the threat of moral degradation.
A worthy successor of Jules Verne’s amazing insights was Herbert Wells (1866-1946). So, despite the ridicule "custom physicists", he predicted the emergence of a laser and a rocket engine. His description of the aircraft, capable of accommodating up to 2,000 people and making a direct round-the-world flight, is likely to become a reality in the near future.
But the most interesting revelation of HG Wells was expressed in the novel “The Liberated World” (1914), in which he predicts the appearance of the “atomic bomb”. Moreover, the writer warns mankind against the use of this deadly weapon: "To this day, the battlefields of that crazy era contain radioactive substances and are centers of harmful radiation."
The Second World War
The most global war that affected the world in the middle of the 20th century was predicted by many. One of the first prophecies of a terrible war, researchers find in Michel Nostradamus’s quatrains, where in an allegorical form they speak of Hitler’s rise and fall, the opening of the Second Front and the liberation of Europe.
However, if Nostradamus today is almost a mythical person, then Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) is quite real. It is known that Casey betrayed his predictions in a dream, but upon awakening he did not remember anything about them: the stenographer kept everything. Similarly, he predicted with startling accuracy the dates of the beginning and end of the Second World War (as well as the First), the defeat of the Germans at Kursk, and the final victory of the Soviet Union.
The collapse of the USSR
Disappearance from the political map of the Soviet Union was predicted by various people - clairvoyants, holy elders, politicians and scholars. For example, academician A.D. Sakharov warned in 1989 that if the situation in the country was not rectified, then it was fraught with separatism and the collapse of the Union.
A little earlier, in 1985, Academician Viktor Gelovani, using computer modeling, predicted the situation of the country's development in the coming years. The analysis data identified two main paths - a technological one that promises a powerful industrial and economic breakthrough, and a losing model that could lead to the collapse of the USSR by 1991. It turned out as always.
The aforementioned Edgar Cayce in 1944 predicted the fall of the USSR in a somewhat veiled form. “The twentieth century will not end before the collapse of communism comes,” said the soothsayer.“The communists will lose their power there.” And he promised Russia, which was liberated from communism, a terrible crisis.
The term "robot" came into our everyday life thanks to Karel Čapek (1890-1938). His play "R. U. R. ”(1920) tells about the creation of intelligent machines based on protoplasm found by man.
Of course, creatures born in the imagination of a Czech writer are still from the field of science fiction, but the problems that affect humanity in connection with the introduction of artificial intelligence are already relevant: “The creation of the human mind escaped I began to live according to my own laws, ”Capek wrote cautionary.
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) wrote his famous work - the 451 Fahrenheit dystopia (1920-2012) in 1953, but the problems voiced in it became relevant only with the onset of the XXI century.
American science fiction alarmed that people are gradually moving away from each other, losing live human contact - they become victims of consumption and technology.
In the novel, he writes about "television walls", where heroes with the help of huge screens can communicate with each other from a distance. In 2004, the creators of Facebook “wall” called the communication node for sending and receiving messages.