Sci-Fi writers and their predictions? HEY children’s books can also do the trick.

Alot of Scifi writers reach greater acclaim when time goes by and their predicitons actually become true technologies in real life. But it’s not only Sci-Fi writers, that can claim to be visionary, it’s also writers of children’s books that can (although not often) predict the future.

I have been reading a Dutch children’s book together with my daughter. The writer actually describes a navigation system. The main character Pluk rides a little red truck and uses a Lispeltuut (a seashell) that he puts to his ear to figure out directions. Alot like the navigation systems that we use in our cars today. To read about the book:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluk_van_de_Petteflet

Another favourite children’s book that I share with my daughter is called “The Lorax”, written by Dr. Seuss. It treats environmental issues of unlimited production. Nobody but a fool, can deny that the book has 20-20 vision on the phenomenons that we are now tackling in the field of sustainability. To read about the book: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorax

Enjoy! When adults adapt a child’s view on the world, that can be a strong tool for opening up your mind to innovative pathways.

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One comment on “Sci-Fi writers and their predictions? HEY children’s books can also do the trick.

  1. Hi Jan,
    I should read more books and not only watch Star Trek;)
    Can you, as being an artist, draw a picture of the working place of the future as you could do in a children’s book?
    Have fun,
    Rutger

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