Movies that were wrong about the future

These films inaccurately predicted the future

Bicentennial Man (1999)

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Based on the 1992 novel The Positronic Man by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg, Bicentennial Man predicted that robot housekeepers and servants would be available for public purchase by 2005. The Chris Columbus-directed movie tells the story of Andrew (Robin Williams), a robot bought by the Martin family as a household appliance programmed to perform menial tasks. But as years pass, Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought, and even falls in love with another robot. While this eventually makes him mortal, Andrew expires after the world congress decides to finally recognize him as a human.

At present, the real world still doesn’t have any robot as advanced as Andrew in the film. What humans currently have is the AI robot named Sophia. Though not as sophisticated as Andrew, Sophia was declared a citizen of Saudi Arabia without having to wait its whole life.

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