Telepathic Time-Traveling Robots in Space

Hollywood’s Predictions for the Next 50 Years

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2036: The first mission to space is fired from a giant gun located right next to a busy city. Scientists are surprised when this zoning violation annoys locals.
Things to Come, 1936
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Many futuristic moviesare vague about the year in which their action takes place. But other movies are willing to nail their colors to the mast, predicting specific technologies in specific years. Some of these visions—like the soaring skylines of Metropolis—have already come to pass, while others—like the hoverboards of Back to the Future II—seem likely to miss the mark. But some of the underlying themes have a timeless appeal.

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