• Question: What science fiction film is closest to becoming reality?

    Asked by Gregor to Sylvia, Sumit, Martin, Kate, Bryony, Aryanne on 8 Mar 2019.
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      Martin McCoustra answered on 8 Mar 2019:

      Some science fiction is already reality. Look at the communicator in the original Star Trek… I had a mobile phone a few years back that flipped up just like it! And the Star Trek PAD is clearly the prompting image for tablets. Science fiction is very good at pushing our technology as the people who develop technology (scientists and engineers) are often fans.

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      Kate McGonagle answered on 8 Mar 2019:

      There’s a film called Gattaca (old, from 97) that’s based on a society where everyone has their whole genome sequence and are judged on it! They are aware if they are susceptible to developing certain diseases and are judged on it…people take their genome print outs to first dates to get the conversation out of the way. There are so many advancements in gene editing right now, through technology called CRISPR/Cas9 – it’s causing a lot of big shakes and the first genetically modified babies have been made in China!! This has led to a huge moral debate!

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      Sumit Konar answered on 9 Mar 2019:

      I am a great fan of Indian ancient epics, such as Ramayana and Mahabharata. Science fictions mentioned there all became reality in modern ages. I truly believe that some of the modern science fiction films will also lead to reality. Keep watching, and keep dreaming. 🙂

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      Sylvia Soldatou answered on 12 Mar 2019:

      “The day after tomorrow” It’s a 2004 movie about a climatologist whose reserach is predicting a catastrophic superstorm. He’s trying to warn U.N officials to take actions and be prepared but he’s being ignored…
      I’m not saying that a superstorm is about to hit the Earth, but climate change and global warming are happening and we should take actions before it’s too late!