Re: Future Anachronism-Science Fiction Gone Wrong
If you go to Heinlien's early short stories, he has the first manned missions into space being privately funded. In fact, there is a whole children's campaign to help fund it by a cereal company, if I remember correctly, sort of like the March of Dimes, only the kids got a prize for thier donation.
He made a lot of predictions and got most of them "nearly" right. When it started becoming obvious that most of what he predicted wouldn't work out the way he thought it would, he started writing about alternative, but co-existing, timelines, where his predictions might have come true, but the "real" time line existed as well.