Do science fiction movies predict the development of technology, because screenwriters and directors have an opportunity to “look into the future” with the help of intelligence and imagination? But everything is not always so transparent: sometimes it happens that the predictions in the movie are revealed ex-facto and amaze the audience with unthinkable coincidences.
1. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
There are movies that everyone should see, for example, a picture of Stanley Kubrick 2001 A Space Odyssey. A lot of things have happened for the past 50 years, especially in the world of technology, so you can watch a movie and compare its predictions with the real development of events. Which of the predictions came true? Today we already have tablet computers. And soon, there will be space tourism. Besides, Elon Musk is working on it.
2. AIRPLANE II: THE SEQUEL (1982)
The film wasn’t that good, but he managed to predict the future of security at airports with amazing accuracy! The filmmakers placed technologies that didn’t exist in 1982 but are actively used at all airports today – for example, a scanner that allows you to see what a person is hiding under his clothes.
3. BLADE RUNNER (1982)
One of the few things in the Blade Runner movie that has really come true now is ubiquitous advertising. Indeed, urban landscapes in the style of cyberpunk and total commerce today exist in every central part of large megapolises. Besides, the movie guessed that in the future, there would be video calls – congrats!
4. THE TERMINATOR (1984)
In the first Terminator, we have seen the killer airplanes-hunters. Then the idea of robotic aircraft that fired at enemies on earth seemed like science fiction. However, unmanned aircraft are everywhere today. Also, they play a vital role in preventing conflict around the world.
5. BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (1989)
Google Glass smart glasses immediately come to mind! They can recognize voice commands, connect to the Internet, display the necessary information on a small screen. Besides, these glasses are capable of shooting videos of good enough quality and take photos at the right time.
6. TOTAL RECALL (1990)
Space traveling to Mars still remains the idea of the future. But many of the household technologies have become a part of our lives: in addition to traditional video conferencing, huge plasma panels and television projectors everywhere, cars without drivers are about to enter the wide market, holograms meet people at high-tech exhibitions, and their location can be really tracked in real-time.
7. HACKERS (1995)
Perhaps nowadays, this movie will seem a little silly to you, but still, he did predict something. Today we play virtual reality games, and this has already become the norm of our reality.
8. THE NET (1995)
In 1995, the movie «The Net» appeared on the screens predicted the possibility of ordering food from home without contact with other people. The movie was perhaps the first in the history of cinema to raise cybersecurity issues (at that time, it wasn’t yet in demand).
9. THE CABLE GUY (1996)
Ben Stiller is hardly a science fiction guy, but he was able to predict the whole layer of the modern entertainment industry. In his comedy The Cable Guy, the hero of Jim Carrey promises a bunch of possibilities that can guarantee connection to the World Wide Web. These are the movies of your choice at any time, and a full set of channels, and the possibility of shopping in telemarketing, and even a video game with someone who is on the other side of the earth!
10. THE TRUMAN SHOW (1998)
In 1998, there was no question of showing the lives of ordinary people on television. Frankly speaking, the heroes of today’s TV shows agree to shoot themselves. Nevertheless, it was the idea of this movie that formed the basis of most modern reality shows.
11. MINORITY REPORT (2002)
Even then, this movie focused on such a concept as targeted advertising. Today, this phenomenon is haunting you everywhere. As soon as you put into the search engine «buy women’s shoes,» then later, you will constantly see ads with shoes everywhere. Voila!
12. I AM LEGEND (2007)
The producers of the movie were the only ones who had suspicions that the film «Batman vs. Superman» awaits us in the future.