9 Times The Hitchhikers’ Guide To The Galaxy Accurately Predicted The Future

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.


The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy - more popular than The Celestial Home Care Omnibus, better selling than Fifty-three More Things to do in Zero Gravity, and more controversial than Oolon Colluphid's trilogy of philosophical blockbusters Where God Went Wrong, Some More of God's Greatest Mistakes and Who is this God Person AnywayNot only that, but it would appear that all that sending it forwards and backwards in time has granted it some excellent insights in to the technology of the future.

Douglas Adams, as a true visionary, total genius and loveable barmpot, was well known for his penchant for predicting the future. His documentary film Hyperland famously predicted the world wide web in 1990 and much of the technology that features in his most famous work, The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy, can be found all around us today in one form or another.

Who knows, could the true question to the answer to life, the universe and everything still be hidden in the pages of Adams' celebrated romp through time and space? Only time will tell. For now, the wonderful power of hindsight allows us to see some of the things Adams foresaw that hordes of experts and scientists did not.


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