One of the reasons I love science fiction is because science fiction regularly becomes science fact. Many of the stories we write today turn into reality tomorrow, and often with great benefits to humankind.
In this article, a jetpack is about to go to market.
In 1888 Edward Bellamy wrote Looking Backward and introduced the idea of universal credit. People had cards that they could use to access a central bank. Think about how long ago this happened.
Ray Bradbury predicted the ear bud in Fahrenheit 451 (I still read it on occasion.) by depicting mechanisms that fit over a person’s ears. He described them as little seashells.
Science fiction creates visions for people to make reality.