Whether you like it or not, we are moving into a future where robots do pretty much everything. From self-driving cars to hologram displays, the future depicted in the film Minority Report is closer to becoming a reality than ever before. Over the years, Hollywood has depicted the future of the earth in many different variations. Some have been more drastic than others, crossing into the realm of the impossible. However, there are plenty examples of films and television shows whose conceptualization of the future wasn’t too far off from actuality. Keep in mind that there is almost an endless amount of examples, so this list will only be looking at 15 moments where Hollywood seemed to gaze into the future.
2001: A Space Odyssey pops up a couple times on this list, and to no surprise. The future that Stanley Kubrick envisioned in this film is terrifyingly accurate on most accounts. It may not have been as elaborate as its modern day counterpart, but the film depicts a video chat program that is essentially the pre-cursor to Skype.
Say what you want about Arnold’s performance as Governor of California, he did it. When his term ended in 2011, the “The Governator” returned to the acting business. His political endeavors were hilariously predicted in the film Demolition Man when it was revealed the Arnold Schwarzenegger was the President of the United States.
Minus the ability to predict when crimes will happen, we’re not too far from the future depicted in Minority Report. Especially when you look at the touch interface that is used in the film, and you see how similar it is to the way we interact with modern tablets, smartphones, and computers. It’s quite possible that this film served as an inspiration for our modern day tech giants.