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Atomic bomb was predicted in 1914


Decades before the atom bomb was though of by Einsten, H.G. Wells had already written a novel about it, 1914’s The World Set Free. Note that Wells didn’t know at this time that a nuclear detonation was actually possible — he just knew a little bit about radioactive decay and thought that, if we ever figured out a way to blow it all up at once, it would probably make a really big bang and be bad, real bad.… Read More