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24 books that predicted the future (infographic)

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Take a look at the timeline of sci-fi books that forecast the future.

Video-on-demand services were launched 40 years after a prolific British sci-fi novelist John Brunner imagined them in Stand on Zanzibar.

Jules Verne predicted human kind would need a millennium to invent video-chatting. It actually happened 75 years after he published a visionary novel In the Year 2889. AT&T presented Picturephone at the World’s Fair in 1964.

This fantastic infographic from Printer Inks lists 24 books that predicted – and surely inspired – technology innovations we use in our daily life.

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24 books that predicted the future - infographic

Via Book Patrol.

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Gifts for modern bookworms in 2023

Based on recommendations from top tech sites and customer reviews.

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Vintage composition notebook iPhone case

Vintage composition notebook iPhone case

This unique, intensive, pseudo-marbling composition notebook pattern with a preworn label is available on the latest iPhone cases in several colors, including green, brown, and purple.


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Innovative reading light

Compact and innovative reading light

From a German brand Nachteule comes a clever book light that you attach not to a book but your reading glasses. It’s so light that you can also clip it to your earphones or hair accessories! The built-in battery will let you read 200 pages.


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Hands-free pillow stand

Hands-free pillow stand – great for e-readers and print books

An improved version of a popular Lamicall tablet pillow comes now with a side pocket for a pen or small accessories. The grooves are deep enough to hold a print book. It’s made of durable materials and is available in five fashionable colors.


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