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Added by Nonfictionguy on 12 Feb 2009 05:08
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Future Shock

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People who added this item 3195 Average listal rating (2161 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Island (2005)
The primer for cloning human parts, the advantages and the potential ethical concerns. Also covers flying bikes and gene-matched diet.
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People who added this item 1647 Average listal rating (1173 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
This movie prepared the way for Stun weapons being issued to the police - although battons were used in the movie, tasers were actually developed and issued. The power/benefits of electric self-drive cars and 24-7 surveillance/monitoring of all citizens is also promoted.
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People who added this item 907 Average listal rating (631 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.1
Eraser (1996)
This movie got the public prepared for rail-guns and ultra-wide band devices (see through walls scanners)
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People who added this item 4664 Average listal rating (3278 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Multitouch computing (using hands/fingers to grab and expand images, in midair in the case of this movie (don't get me started on muscle stress and RSI). This movie also prepared viewers for personalised advertising, ultra-wide band devices and surveillance drones - in the form of spiders.
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People who added this item 9896 Average listal rating (7295 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.7
The Matrix (1999)
Aside from the Nokia mobile with its slide cover, this movie prepared us for living in the machine, Second Life, World of Warcraft, etc.
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People who added this item 2300 Average listal rating (1535 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Gattaca (1997)
If you aren't ready for DNA testing to check your identity, you will be after this film.
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People who added this item 727 Average listal rating (497 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
WarGames (1983)
Computers controlling the military, years before the Terminator! See it here first.
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People who added this item 938 Average listal rating (607 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.9
The Net (1995)
Watch this movie and you'll get used to the idea that your life and all its details are online - just in time for Facebook, Myspace and Listal.
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People who added this item 502 Average listal rating (338 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Innerspace (1987)
Fantastic Voyage actually got there first - this was all about Nano Technology in action.
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This list is in part a tribute to Alan Toffler and his novel Future Shock. In the book he wrote that some would struggle to keep pace with the changes around us. True in part, but movies can really help prime the public at large. This list features all the movies that have in some way eased our path towards the future.

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