Similarities between Futility, or The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson sinking Titanic

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Futility, or The Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson and the sinking of the Titanic

Futility, or The Wreck of the Titan written by Morgan Robertson was published in 1998, 14 years before RMS Titanic was even finished being built. When you see the cover you would imagine you're looking at a fictionalized version of the Titanic story.

Similarities between Robertson's work and the Titanic disaster are so astounding that one has to imagine if White Star Line built Titanic to Robertson's spec. The Titan was described as "the largest craft afloat and the reatest of the works of men... equal to that of a first class hotel," and of course "unsinkable".

Both ships were British owned steel vessels, both around 800 feet long and sank after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic, in April.

The novel does bear some curious coincidences with the Titanic disaster.

The Titanic crashed 400 miles from Newfoundland at 22.5 knots, the Titan at 25 knots.

The Titan and the Titanic had too few lifeboats to accommodate every passenger. It is strange that this is mentioned in the book as the Titan hit the iceberg and sank immediately so the point made about lifeboats wasnt even relevant to the story line.

 

 

 

 

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Robin
The people who control this world are very cold hearted human beings,i don`t think any thought or concern,was even brought up or disgusted,untill after a disaster,then only the families and the lower class that falsely believes that our leaders actually believe as we do,living in nightmare world,and abideing by the rules and imposed law by a soceity that runs by how much you make and not being kind or generous but how ruthles you can be to make more money then your neighbor,and will not lend a hand to the poorest of the poor,i will not work to get rich anymore i will work to exist because i have to to survive,the brain washing by the elite has staggnated man`s natural instink to take care of the less fortunenate,supressing mans natural instinc for sympathy or empathy,it can`t go on forever there will be a tipping point,i know i will be dead and gone by than,we live now in a soceity now where there can be no revolution,we have handed over so much control to our goverments,we have giving away that right,in this day in age you believe you have free speech untill your goverment says you are a subversive,then no one will help you,in fact they will be quick to join the powers that be,and actually fetch the rope for them!!!

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Posted : Mon 4 Feb 2013 20:57
Robin
I somewhat vaguely remember that book for some reason,i never read it,very interesting i will google it to find out more thankyou!

Posted : Tue 29 Jan 2013 00:14
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