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Submission + - Favourite Predictive Science Fiction?

Cycon writes: "William Gibson's 1984 novel Neuromancer popularized the term cyberspace, and predicted as much as influenced directions taken by the modern internet (and of course much of the plot and setting of The Matrix was lifted directly). Neil Stephenson's Snow Crash in 1992 has arguably led to everything from use of the word "avatar" to MMOs such as Second Life and interfaces such as Google Earth. Many space-related ideas explored by Arthur C. Clark's such as a Space Needle are being actively investigated, and one can find many parallels between Star Trek's tricorder and communication and modern smart phones.

What other favourite authors or works can the Slashdot community recommend which stand as not only great writing, but as examples of ideas or concepts which were later developed, or could realistically be produced in the next twenty years?"
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