Updated: Thu, 16 May 2013 07:00:00 GMT | By Daniel Bettridge
Movie tech made real

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)



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What it predicted: Space tourism, online newspapers, the iPad, in-flight personal televisions, space stations.

Stanley Kubrick presided over every aspect of his Oscar-winning space epic, going into meticulous detail to ensure things were as accurate as possible. Whilst his timeframe might have been overly ambitious, that’s one of the only things the film got wrong about the future. Alongside an unerringly accurate representation of space tourism – only with PanAm in place of Virgin as the space-based tour operator of choice - the movie also features videophones, online newspapers, iPad like devices and an international space station; ideas that are well before their time.

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