How weird is it to believe that fiction can turn into reality? Well, as absurd it sounds there are certain predictions made by sci-fi movies that did become reality. Here are 5 predictions from sci-fi movies that are now a reality.
5 predictions from sci-fi movies that are now a reality
1. Space travel — ‘Le Voyage Dans La Lune,’ 1902
Space travel — ‘Le Voyage Dans La Lune,’ 1902 – Well, we can’t put our finger on who inspired or initiated space travel but ‘Le Voyage Dans La Lune’ does deserve the credit for opening our imagination. Georges Méliès made a 13-minute, special effects-laden movie with a barely 10-year-old movie camera. This film about explorers who travel to the moon was released even before the first-ever cinema was released.
2. Robots — ‘Metropolis,’ 1927
Robots — ‘Metropolis,’ 1927 – Metropolis, a two-hour-long silent black, and white film is not something everyone will like but for sci-fi fans, it is one of the iconic films. What makes this film iconic is, this was the very first film to depict robots on-screen. Today, we’ve seen so much progress in the field of robotics but at that time it was a thing of fascination.
3. Mobile phones — ‘Star Trek,’ 1966
Mobile phones — ‘Star Trek,’ 1966 – For most people of the young generation, it is difficult to imagine life without phones and the internet. It has become an inseparable part of our lives. But long ago in the 1960s, Star Trek showed a pocket communicator with an antenna. A decade later, this inspired Motorola engineer Martin Cooper to design the world’s first mobile phone in 1973.
4. Video calling — ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ 1968
Video calling — ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ 1968 – Most of us have an early memory of using Skype to video call our family or friends. Space Odyssey did predict a long list of things but the video calling is what stood out the most. Video calling is prominently shown in this film. We can see Dr. Heywood Floyd video calling his family from space. The tech world has a long history of struggling and failing at providing video call services which eventually succeeded with video calling apps like Skype and FaceTime.
5. Earbuds — ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ 1966
Earbuds — ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ 1966 – Fahrenheit 451 book by Ray Bradbury is one of the most recommended reads of all time. François Truffaut in 1966 tried his best to adapt the texts into frames. However, a remarkable piece of technology in this film foretells is the rise of earphones and the present earbud culture. Back then, radios were the only source of personal music and entertainment. In 2001, Apple launched its first Apple iPod.
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