Wells, H G - Summary of prophecies
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The prophecies of H G wells
- Radioactive decay plays a large role in The World Set Free (1914). Wells's novel revolves around an (unspecified) invention that accelerates the process of radioactive decay, producing bombs that explode with no more than the force of ordinary high explosive—but which "continue to explode" for days on end. "Nothing could have been more obvious to the people of the earlier twentieth century", he wrote, "than the rapidity with which war was becoming impossible... [but] they did not see it until the atomic bombs burst in their fumbling hands".
- In 1933 in The Shape of Things to Come he depicted, all too accurately, the impending World War, with cities being destroyed by aerial bombs. Wells even predicted that the world war he feared would begin January 1940,a prediction which ultimately came true just four months early, when the Second World War broke out in September 1939.
- He portrayed the rise of fascist dictators in The Autocracy of Mr Parham (1930) and The Holy Terror (1939).
- In 1936, before the Royal Institution, Wells called for the compilation of a constantly growing and changing World Encyclopaedia, to be made accessible to every human being. In 1938, he published a collection of essays on the future organisation of knowledge and education, World Brain, including the essay, "The Idea of a Permanent World Encyclopaedia". And we now have Wikipedia
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