Total Recall (1990)
What it predicted: Skype, Body scanners.
In 2010 body scanners became a reality at most US airports. Whilst many air travellers argued about the invasion of their privacy, film fans were quietly smiling to themselves; after all we’d all seen them 20 years earlier in Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall. It’s not the only advancement the movie got right however as the action-packed Arnie flick also helped to predict Skype, or at least an approximation of it. Three breasted women however are still conspicuous by their absence.