The plan to build a fake Moon to . illuminate China's street lights is shaking the science world, whether this idea of "fiction" is as authentic as the 10 fiction that has been honest in history. or not?
New information says private contractors in Chengdu (Sichuan province, China) are hatching an ambitious plan to reduce the removal of street lights in this city by strengthening the natural moon light. The plan was to use a glowing satellite as a 'false Moon' at night with 8 times the brightness of the real moon and could replace street lights.
The fake Moon idea was inspired by a French painter who imagined hanging a mirror system around the Earth to reflect the sun down the Paris street all year round. Chengdu Institute of Space Science and Microelectronics Technology System (CASC) is currently the main contractor for the country's space program.
The project received the attention of public opinion. Some people expressed concern that the fake moon would affect wildlife's life as well as astronomical observations.
However, Mr. Khang Vi Dan, Director of the Optical Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology, said that Chengdu's lighting satellite will have the same light as the sunset, so it will not affect the lives of the animals'.
Whether this idea can come true or not, perhaps we will need time to answer. In history, there have been 10 'crazy' ideas that are honest.
1. Atomic bomb
In the book 'Liberation of the World' - a book born before the first 30-year atomic bomb test, author HGWells has a series of descriptions of the atomic bomb.
Well's atomic bombs don't have as much destructive power as nuclear explosives, except that they can explode continuously for several days. He also predicted that such bombings would cause many health problems and the area where atomic bomb explosions would be abandoned.
In the science fiction story 'From the London Times of 1904,' Mark Twain describes an Internet-like telecommunications network that we know today.
In his story, Mark Twain describes: 'A newly developed unlimited unlimited phone. Everything is displayed for everyone, so everyone can comment '.
It is worth mentioning that this story was written in 1898.
3. Set foot on the Moon
In the book 'From the Earth to the Moon', Jules Verne describes his first voyage to the Moon in December, from a Florida state base. The crew consists of 3 people, sitting in a large spacecraft compartment made of aluminum. After exploring the suite on the Moon, the astronauts landed in the Pacific and were picked up by a US Navy ship.
Verne predicts a lot of details on the trip. Even the name of Verne's spacecraft is quite similar to the name of the spacecraft NASA used for this mission (Columbiad and Columbia).
Verne also guessed the weightless phenomenon when he reached the Moon.
And what's important is that Verne wrote this story from 1865, more than 100 years after the first trip to Sister Hang was done.
While most people do not appreciate the novel 'Ralph 124C 41+' written by Hugo Gernsback in 1911, they are still surprised that the book predicts many of the achievements we are using as control. Remote of television, recorder, solar power and especially the appearance of radar.
In the novel, he describes 'a polarizing oscillation wave, if directly exposed to a metal object, can be reflected in the same way a light reflected from a bright surface .'.
The novel author even drew a device quite similar to radar. 24 years after Ralph's novel was published, the US Navy introduced its radar system.
5. Online newspaper
In the novel '2001: A Space Odyssey', by Arthur C. Clarke describes: 'In a few milliseconds, he can see the titles of all the newspapers he likes . Articles. automatically updated every hour '. He also said that information will be updated from news satellites.
Once again, HGWells became a genius prophet when predicting war machines, including tanks - which he called "terrestrial armored vehicles".
The novel was published in 1903, while the first tank was born in 1916.
7. Video games
The first video game appeared in 1958 but Arthur C. Clarke described it two years earlier.
In the novel 'City and the Stars', Clarke mentioned a city called Diaspar - a city entirely controlled by computers.
And the most popular hobby in this city is real-interactive virtual games.
'You don't have to play a passive observer. You get directly involved and can act on your own . When the dream is not over, you can't tell what is a dream, it's real, "Clarke wrote.
8. Video chat
In 1911, Hugo Gernsback came up with the idea of 'photo telephony' - an idea that was first realized by AT&T in 1964 and is now being serviced by Skype and computers with cameras.
In the novel 'Ralph 124C 41+', Gernsback writes about video chat technology that we later used extensively. Gernsback's Telephot device is a wall-mounted monitor that allows you to connect to others through a few key presses.
9. Credit card
In the novel 'Looking Behind' written in 1888, Edward Bellamy describes that people can buy things with a credit card if they know the seller.
This novel even mentions how to use this credit card.
10. Diving equipment
The diving device Jules Verne described in '20,000 miles under the sea 'is quite similar to the diving equipment we currently use.
Verne's diving system is based on the design of Benoit Rouquayrol and Auguste Denayrouze, which is stocked with enough air to deliver to divers within 7-8 minutes. Verne's device consists of several thick iron storage tanks, air-filled pressure of 50 Af inside and worn behind the diver's back. '