80s Films That Predicted The Future With Creepy Accuracy
1 Weird Science: 3D Printing
John Hughes’s 1985 film Weird Science was ahead of its time. Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, and Kelly LeBrock starred in the classic film about two nerds that create their dream woman on a computer program. Then a random electrical surge brings her to life.
Their creation of a computer-generated supermodel was a loose prediction of 3D printing. Although technology has yet to advance far enough to create an actual person, it’s not a far stretch to say that John Hughes was the first to predict that 3D printing could one day be a possibility.