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17 Ways Idiocracy Has Actually Come True

Though it was a box office bomb when first released in 2006, Idiocracy gave viewers a vision of the future that has come true in startling ways. It's the story of an average man frozen in a capsule who thaws out 500 years from now to find a world overrun by garbage, idiocy, corporatism, and violence. The things Idiocracy predicted have gone from dystopian nightmare to everyday life much faster than 500 years.

Just like the movie, people are fatter than ever and pay less attention to the world around them. Portion sizes are bigger, police officers are more aggressive, advertising is more pervasive... and oh yeah, Donald Trump might be president. While we aren't quite at the level of watering our crops with energy drinks or the president firing off a machine gun during a speech, we've still got 490 years until we catch up with the movie's time frame.

Here are the myriad ways Idiocracy predicted the modern world, just a decade ago.