The beloved sci-fi film, which starred Harrison Ford and Sean Young, attempted to predict what life would be like on Earth in November 2019.
And now, 37 years later, we’ve finally arrived at the future.
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In case you’ve forgotten, the 1982 movie presented a dystopian version of Los Angeles complete with humanlike robots, intrusive advertising, over-population, pollution and dreary weather.
But what exactly did Blade Runner get right about life in 2019?
Although high-collared full-length trench coats aren’t exactly popular (yet), a lot of the film’s predictions were pretty spot on.
Here’s what Blade Runner got right (and wrong) about November 2019.
Voice recognition technology
Blade Runner’s take on voice recognition technology is pretty spot on.
Well… sort of.
In one scene, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) used verbal commands to instruct a computer to zoom in on a photograph.
Now, in 2019, we use voice recognition technology (e.g. Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa) to find out the weather, set reminders and even turn off the lights.
In the film, Deckard also used a phone booth to make a video call. While Skype or FaceTime is essentially available on every smartphone, Blade Runner wasn't exactly on the money when it came to this prediction for the future.