Check This Out: Giant Infographic of 'The Future According to Films'

September 2, 2011

The Future According to Film

There have been countless films that have taken us years, decades, even centuries into the future, and the idea our unforeseen years, technological advancements and progression as a human race is always a fascinating subject to see brought to life on the big screen. It can be difficult to keep track of all the variations on the world in the future, but thankfully Tremulant Design (via Geek Tyrant) has crafted The Future According to Film a huge timeline infographic noting the drastic changes in society, technology and more that have been seen on the big screen in films like Alien, Fifth Element and even Tank Girl.

Here's the huge inforgraphic for you to scroll through (click for a much larger version):

The Future According to Film Infographic

It's really interesting to see all the films have their chronology laid out as if they would all exist in the same universe. The fact that television series like "The Jetsons" are also included is great for anyone who is obsessed with all things pop culture too. There are so many futuristic thoughts and ideas that are close to hitting the real-time depicted in film, and sadly that means crushed dreams because it's highly unlikely that hoverboards from Back to the Future Part II won't be sold in stores by 2015. Of course, here's hoping that certain aspects of the future like a self-aware Skynet and other such apocalyptic events don't come to life in our time.

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curious how BSG fits into all this.

dc on Sep 2, 2011


um ya battlestar galactica is in the past. thus, why star wars is not on there either. BSG is the story of how the first humans found earth

Josh on Sep 2, 2011


twisted part is that we can literally make a movie to tie almost all of these together...twisted thinking at its finest....

Jericho on Sep 3, 2011


Notice the earth is destroyed is nearly all these movies.

Chris on Sep 3, 2011


I love this.

Michael McRorey on Sep 3, 2011


This is great....Love the "Shenanigans".

C.Barnicle on Sep 3, 2011


Fun fact: The Demolition Man: Depending on what side of the pond you are on, its either Taco Bell of Pizza Hut that have taken over. In the movie theatures and on DVD/Rental, it was Pizza Hut in Europe, but on cable they messed it up and we got Taco Bell. Lol.

David Banner on Sep 3, 2011


Btw, only thing I did not know what was/have not seen/do not own(9/10 listed) on any format; was: Sealab 2021. *Hollywood hugs a fan*

David Banner on Sep 3, 2011


It creeps me out to be alive in the year of "Children of Men" :S

BaSs1L on Sep 3, 2011


It's not 2027 yet, unless you're posting this through a time vortex.

Craig on Sep 4, 2011

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