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Vendredi, 25 Novembre 2011 12:30

Hollywood's Vision of the Future vs. the Future We Got

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Freejack, made in 1992
Photo: Everett

  • Knight Rider 2010

    Year it was set: 2010

    Future it promised: Pimped-out muscle cars with weapons, armor, and “Hannah”—a girl who’s trapped in your onboard computer system and helps you save the world

    Future we got: Pimped-out hybrids with cupholders, rear-sensors, and “TomTom”—a recalculating navigator who helps you find Starbucks

  • Reign of Fire

    Year it was set: 2008 (prologue)

    Future it promised: Dragons that rain down fire from above

    Future we got: Predator drones that rain down fire from above

  • The Island of Dr. Moreau

    Year it was set: 2010

    Future it promised:Animorphs-style hybrids and a confusing island

    Future we got: A sheep named Dolly, a rat with an ear on its back, and the Lost finale

  • Freejack

    Year it was set: 2009

    Future it promised: Time travel + yesteryear’s kids + “bone-jacking” = eternal youth

    Future we got: Your butt + your face + a syringe = a wrinkle-free corpse


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