Movies are made up stories that are solely for the entertainment of masses. We cry at the heartfelt dramas, laugh at our favourite comedians, and gets dazed by the science fiction ventures. But have you ever wondered if the movie you’re watching can predict future? Well yes, sometimes the sci-fi movies can make us deceive into believing that hey, this might be possible. Like teleportation, but we’re still waiting for that. But who knows that our natural progression of technological advancement might also achieve that? However, for the time being, let’s get this fact that there have been quite a few movies which accurately predicted the whereabouts of future. The events they showed, actually ended up being somewhat or in certain cases, completely true. No one batted an eye on these at that time, but now when we look into it, we see how well they have predicted the future. Enough bantering now, let’s just dive into it.
1. The Cable Guy (1996)
This movie didn’t receive many accolades from the critics. But now when we look into it, we see that the film accurately predicted that every American home will have a TV and a computer. It also showed the possibility of multiplayer gaming, which was an untouched concept up until then.
2. Total Recall (1990)
The science fiction movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger made a lot of predictions, but not all of them turned to reality except for two. The film showcased the use of full body scanners and self-driving cars. While full-body scanners are used in airport security today, self-driven cars is a nearly implied concept now.
3. Her (2013)
Her is an American science fiction drama film that portrayed the story of a man who falls in love with his computer. Although a lot of movies were made on this theme before, Her was different. This film introduced how Intelligence Assistants can be more modified by learning from past conversations. Although Apple already had Siri in 2013, but it was not as “intelligent” as it is now.
4. The Terminator (1984)
Although this movie is majorly based on time travel, a concept we are still far from. But the film predicted the use of unmanned aerial drones which are, at present, used by the US. It’s not long when these drones will even be able to attack.
5. Until The End Of The World (1991)
This movie didn’t do quite well at the box office, neither it was graciously accepted by the critics. However, it made some predictions, that if we look into now, will baffle us. The movie reflected the addiction of people about Skype, flat screen television, iPads, and the search engines. I bet the director was a time traveller.
6. Wag The Dog (1997)
Wag The Dog is centred about the United States President’s scandal where he gets thrust for groping a girl in the oval office. However, weeks after its release, the Monica Lewinsky – Clinton scandal broke out. The director when asked about this, said that he actually thought of something that can never happen. Heh, but it did!
7. RoboCop (2014)
No. We don’t have RoboCops as of now, but this movie did predict facial recognition technology, robotic prosthetics and the fact that the city of Detroit will go bankrupt.
8. Space Odyssey (1968)
Stanley Kubrick’s Oscar bagging film Space Odyssey predicted many things that are a reality now. Be it the tablet computers or even the International Space Station. The movie also focused on space tourism, which we think is not far from where we are now.