Check out the link below to a fantastic short film inspired by and featuring the writings of the prophetic English writer H.G. Wells. Wells famously predicted all sorts of machinery, technology and events that have since come to fruition. His books include, The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau and many, many others.
For more info on one of the most influential writers of the last few centuries check out the links below:
Speculative Fiction Database. Huge collection of links to visionary authors.
Article about how many of Wells’ predictions have come to pass.