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What the original 'Blade Runner' got right — and wrong — about 2019

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  The original "Blade Runner"
  was released 37 years ago, but the film's events take place in
  Los
  Angeles during November 2019.
  
  While the movie correctly predicted some things about the
  future, some of the tech featured in the film is still only the
  stuff of sci-fi movies.
  
  Giant digital billboards are a common sight in Times Square
  - but off-world colonies aren't in our grasp just yet.
  
  
    Visit
    Insider's homepage for more stories.
  

  "Blade Runner" begins with a black title card: "Los Angeles.
  November 2019" - a time that, in 1982, sounded almost
  fantastical.

  But here we are, 37 years later. While director Ridley Scott
  got some things right about life in 2019, we're still woefully
  behind in other ways.

  Keep scrolling to learn more about what "Blade Runner" correctly
  predicted, and what we're still working on.

  • The original "Blade Runner" was released 37 years ago, but the film's events take place in Los Angeles during November 2019.
  • While the movie correctly predicted some things about the future, some of the tech featured in the film is still only the stuff of sci-fi movies.
  • Giant digital billboards are a common sight in Times Square - but off-world colonies aren't in our grasp just yet.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

"Blade Runner" begins with a black title card: "Los Angeles. November 2019" - a time that, in 1982, sounded almost fantastical.

But here we are, 37 years later. While director Ridley Scott got some things right about life in 2019, we're still woefully behind in other ways.

Keep scrolling to learn more about what "Blade Runner" correctly predicted, and what we're still working on.

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