11 technologies that didn't survive into the sci-fi future

The future isn't what it used to be.
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Take a look at science fiction movies set in the years to come: Stories that take place dozens, or even hundreds, of years from when they were made may seem logical for that future. But now we know the future of the past is no longer accurate because of the technology of the present.


In other words, it's like watching classic Star Trek and noticing that the crew doesn't have seatbelts. Or cell phones. Or email. Or any post 1969 tech.

We found 11 moments that might not pass inspection with the techno-savvy moviegoers of today. These moments don't ruin the movie, per se. But they do make you think, "Why are/aren't the characters using [fill-in-the-blank]."

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