25 Movies That Predicted The Future

Everyone knows movies are just made up stories to entertain the masses. We laugh at our favorite comedies, cry at heartfelt dramas, and bask in wonder at science fiction special effects. It’s arguably the best thing to do on a Friday night. Rarely, however, do we sit and wonder if the movie we’re watching can predict the future. Sometimes, science fiction films dabble in making up futuristic possibilities but most of the time they’re dead wrong, like teleportation devices. We’re still waiting around for those! Believe it or not, there have been quite a few movies to predict the future with scary accuracy. At the time no one batted an eye at it, but hindsight is twenty-twenty. We know better now. Are you curious what movies can see into the unknown? Here are 25 movies that predicted the future.

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Starship Troopers

starship troopersSource: http://www.businessinsider.com/starship-troopers-tech-2013-8#with-things-like-android-letting-you-sign-in-by-using-your-face-and-rumors-of-the-next-iphone-having-a-fingerprint-scanner-its-pretty-clear-that-starship-troopers-was-right-when-it-assumed-we-wouldnt-be-using-passwords-to-sign-into-our-computers-in-the-future-7

No, giant alien bugs haven’t invaded our galaxy. So, thank goodness for that. But, the technology in “Starship Troopers” did somewhat accurately portray what the future might look like including FaceTime video calls, online computer ads, and even large-scale modern wars out in the desert.

24

A.D.A.M.

smart homeSource: http://www.gamesradar.com/movies-that-predicted-the-future/

Standing for “Automated Domestic Appliance Monitor,” or A.D.A.M., this television movie revolved around a smart home with a penchant for romance and jealousy. Right now, smart homes are just getting started with Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home, and the NEST thermostat. Hopefully, none of these devices will turn on us.


23

Escape From New York

escape from new yorkSource: http://www.news.com.au/technology/gadgets/have-any-concepts-from-movies-set-in-the-thenfuture-which-is-now-our-actual-past-become-a-reality/news-story/71ba21f6a640b068d48ba1c3c5f19ec2

“Escape from New York’s” prediction of the future is pretty much all wrong except the use of holograms. We totally figured out how to use holograms. So, for that, they get a point.

22

The Day After Tomorrow

the day after tomorrowSource: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4090226/The-Day-Tomorrow-reality-Ocean-currents-COLLAPSE-near-future-plunging-Northern-hemisphere-ice-age-warn-scientists.html

In “The Day After Tomorrow,” ocean currents stop due to global warming, creating massive storms and a new ice age across the northern hemisphere. Turns out, new scientific studies from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have shown there is evidence this could happen very soon.


21

Rufus Jones for President

rufus jones for presidentSource: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024509/

Released in 1933, “Rufus Jones for President” is about an African American boy who is elected President of the United States, predicting the election of Barack Obama.



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