15 Film And Television Concepts That Eerily Predicted The Future

The Jetsons (1962) – Automatic Vacuum

This example isn’t as memorable as the others on this list, but it was worth mentioning for the comedic value. There was a great tool featured in The Jetsons that was essentially a vacuum that would clean the floor on its own. In fact, a lot of the technology used by the Jetson family was ahead of its time. We’re still waiting on those flying cars!

Short Circuit (1986) – Militarized Robots

The militarizing of police forces has become such a hot topic lately that it’s easy to forget about the advancements in militarized robots. Robots are capable of doing just about anything we tell them to do, with the exception of Johnny 5! Fans of the film might forget that the friendly little robot was actually designed as a military robot. Unfortunately, modern day military robots don’t look anything like Johnny 5.

Electrical Dreams (1984) – Smart Homes

Whether people like it or not, we are moving towards a future where everything is automated. It might not happen next year, or 20 years from now, but it’s coming. In fact, It’s already started in some homes. Smart homes are the new craze. The film Electrical Dreams predicted the concept of a ‘smart home’ well before it became a real thing. Things didn’t go so hot in that movie, so hopefully we don’t get to that point.