Trivia:Future Shock

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People love to predict the future, and sometimes get it right! But often get it wrong (still waitin’ for our hover boards!). Check out these (past) predictions for our (present) future.
1) British author John Langdon-Davies predicted in his 1936 book A Short History of the Future that democracy would be dead in what year?
2) In which 1976 film did Arthur Jensen (Ned Beatty) predict that the world would be run by corporations?
3) Name the wrestler-turned-president predicted by the 2006 film Idiocracy.
4) In what year did scientist Svante Arrhenius realize that the rampant use of fossil fuels would damage the environment?
5) What device that’s currently in your pocket or on your desk or never out of your sight did “Star Trek” predict?

Answers:

1) 1950; Close, John, but then no one could have predicted Donald Trump
2) Network (this trivia question sponsored by Monsanto)
3) Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho; this prediction was close, but our current commander-in-chief isn’t a wrestler – he just yells at wrestlers
4) 1896 – still holding out hope for a solution!
5) The commuicator is a rudimentary version of a cell phone; imagine how many alien babes Captain Kirk would have swiped right on if he had today’s technology

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