"Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything. We can't talk about science, because our knowledge of it is limited and unofficial, and usually our fiction is dreadful."
This is a very early reference to this idea.
Robert Heinlein had a more "modern" version of this in Methuselah's Children, published in 1941; see the traffic control camera.
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