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Things Sci-Fi Movies Always Get Wrong About The Future

5 May 2020 2.3k votes 288 voters 16.9k views12 items

List RulesVote up the common tropes in 'futuristic / sci-fi' movies that seem least likely to come true.

As a genre, science fiction presents fictional futures and fictional worlds in order to illustrate truths about our own world. But sometimes, multiple sci-fi movies keep making the same prediction as if to say, this is the way things in our society are inevitably heading. And while we obviously never know what the future will literally hold, many of these assertions fly in the face of everything we currently know about the way society is heading. Or they're just futuristic-looking stuff that makes no sense when you give it some thought.

Here are some examples of common sci-fi themes that don't hold up to scrutiny.

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