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When you think of astonishingly accurate predictions about the future, you probably don’t imagine them existing in the pages or scenes of your favorite science-fiction plots. After all, fiction is built right into the name!

But it turns out, the stuff of sci-fi writers’ imaginations have often been right on the money.

From predicting the iPad 40 years prior to its creation to foreseeing a future with self-driving cars, here are 20 sci-fi predictions that may have seemed totally outlandish when they were made, but became realities years, decades, or even centuries later.

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