The 30th anniversary of the Back to the Future movie franchise has had the internet abuzz with people dissecting what futuristic technology the movie got right and what has failed to come true. And while we don’t yet ride on hoverboards or have sneakers that tie themselves, the movies got a few things right, such as the growing use of holograms and wearable technology similar to Google glass. And the Back to the Future movies aren’t the only science fiction films to be ahead of their time and accurately predict future technology. Here are 10 examples where science fiction television shows and films accurately predicted future technology.
10. Star Trek: The Next Generation – Touchscreen Computers
When Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered in 1987, most people were still using Commodore 64 computers and clunky mouses, and nobody had yet heard of the internet. So it seemed pretty radical when the new crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise were seen navigating the ship through deep space using touchscreen computers. Yet creator Gene Roddenberry and his writers got it right with the touchscreen computers, and with the proliferation of tablets and smart phones, touchscreen technology is today how most people interface with technology. The show also accurately predicted how quickly people would be at typing and using touchscreen technology as the helmsmen on the show, Data and Geordi La Forge, were extremely fast at working their touchscreen consoles. Boldly go indeed!http://cyrilandersontraining.com/2014/05/02/natural-user-interfaces-nui/ Source: Cyrilandersontraining.com