Finally we are in 2010, the year in which that famous film sequel was set. This got me to thinking about how wrong science fiction has got its predictions of the future, and how inaccurate some books were … although I suppose that’s why it’s called fiction…
1 We Should All Have Robot Servants
I wish! I would rather a robot had to do the more unpleasant household tasks like cleaningout the cats’ litter tray as long as the odour didn’t mess up their wiring.
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2 Alien Invasions
Quite why any intelligent species capable of voyaging across the stars would want to invade us is beyond me. I did once have a dream that aliens blew up my home town. They would be doing us a favor...yes, it is that awful.
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3 Flying Cars
This is quite a scary thought, given the standards of driving. Fortunately it hasn’t happened, and cars remain firmly on terra firma.
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4 Intelligent Houses
Actually, I’m not sure I like the idea of my house being more intelligent than me. What if it breaks down and traps me inside like in that animated scary movie? The cats might eat me eventually …
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5 Time Travel
HG Wells sent a 19th century time traveler to the far future, but that technology is nowhere in sight, assuming it can ever be possible. Although … would we know if it had happened?
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6 Global Destruction
Fictional Armageddon has come upon us in so many ways --- asteroids, Earth’s axis moving, meteorological disaster. However, in spite of various actual disasters, humanity hasn’t been finished off yet.
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7 Zombie Attacks
Fortunately, the living dead haven’t paid us a visit yet. I’ve done my research though, and I’m ready for them horrible zombies if it ever happens. Axe, flamethrower, uzi … or anything at hand.
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8 Virus Outbreaks
A popular theme among TV series, we should have been annihilated hundreds of times over by now. It’s usually a secret government lab behind it. Who knows what those mad scientists are up to as you read this …
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What are your favorite ‘they got that so wrong’ predictions?
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