Anticipatory technologies find their first reference in science fiction literature* . The most prolific writer for this submeter is the science fiction author Isaac Asimov
which in the 1960s predicted some of the anticipatory technologies that we have today, many of which have become a reality.
Nonetheless, there is no novelty in the term. The term "anticipatory" appears in previous studies in computer science , philosophy , information science , interaction design , and even in biology .
All the fields discuss anticipation as a notion of predicting future actions, as essential, and as inherent components of systems.