They say that those who don’t know their history are bound to repeat it.
And there’s a less well-known but corollary idea, that people who create realistic fictional content end up pulling their ideas from recent events.
But every once in a while, both ideas converge: a piece of speculative fiction, drawn from elements of real-life, ends up over time looking like a retroactive prediction of real-life events.
Remember how Back to the Future II predicted this year’s Cubs World Series win? I recently stumbled onto a similar phenomenon, with even bigger consequences.