Movies that were wrong about the future

These films inaccurately predicted the future

The Running Man (1987)

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Loosely based on Stephen King’s 1982 novel of the same, The Running Man envisions a world where murder is a form of mainstream entertainment. Set in the year 2019, the Paul Michael Glaser-directed movie centers on a falsely convicted policeman (Arnold Schwarzenegger) who gets his shot at making it back to the outside world when he forcibly participates in the titular game show, where prisoners must run to freedom to avoid a brutal death.

While many people today love murder-packed TV series, we haven’t gotten to the point where we televise actual death for entertainment. More civilized people feel that day will never come, but some cynics and futurists think otherwise.

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