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11 Dystopian Predictions You Didn't Know Were Already Real

From «1984» and «Brave New World» to «Black Mirror» and «The Hunger Games», writers have imagined creepy, gloomy futures. Much of what they described has already become a reality or is rapidly approaching. Let's have a look.

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The online platform Dystopia Tracker collects predictions made in dystopias – books, movies, TV series – and highlights which of them have already become reality in some form or another. It's an open platform, you can contribute predictions or realisations you know about.

Here's a glimpse at some of the predictions from the past that are no longer science fiction.

Virtual immortality

Child tracking

Implanted memory

Virtual politicians

Black Mirror

Livestreaming cameras everywhere

Also, livestreaming people

Everyone gets rated by everyone else

Crowdsourced criminal hunts

Predictive policing

Minority Report

Steerable bullets that find their target

Recording and playback functionality for your eyes

Black Mirror

There's more. A lot more.

Go check Dystopia Tracker for hundreds of predictions and their realisations. If you see something missing, you can add it yourself.

Go check Dystopia Tracker for hundreds of predictions and their realisations. If you see something missing, you can add it yourself.

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