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These movies’ predictions turned out to be true

Espresso Logo By Daniel Bettridge of Espresso | Slide 3 of 21: What it predicted: YouTubeA creepy classic starring James Woods and Debbie Harry, David Cronenberg’s horror film follows a TV network exec who stumbles across a pirate television station showing all kinds of explicit material. The sheer horror of Videodrome’s vision has yet to be realized, but the movie did manage to predict the role that video streaming channels such as YouTube would play in the future of mass entertainment.

Videodrome (1983)

What it predicted: YouTube

A creepy classic starring James Woods and Debbie Harry, David Cronenberg’s horror film follows a TV network exec who stumbles across a pirate television station showing all kinds of explicit material. The sheer horror of Videodrome’s vision has yet to be realized, but the movie did manage to predict the role that video streaming channels such as YouTube would play in the future of mass entertainment.

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