Quiz: The Future According to Pop Culture
The Future According to Pop Culture
By: Staff
Image: refer to hsw

About This Quiz

If you've ever wondered where your flying car was (especially when stuck in traffic) or why you can't zoom off to your next meeting using a personal jetpack, this is the quiz for you! Find out if pop culture is really a good predictor of future trends.

1.0 of 20
With its flying cars, robot maid and huge videophone screens, "The Jetsons" tried to depict the future as set in which year?
2.0 of 20
Which of the following future technologies was correctly predicted in the 1989 movie "Back to the Future Part II"?
3.0 of 20
Which popular horror writer wrote of traveling to a colony on Mars in the early 24th century via teleportation in the story “The Jaunt”?
4.0 of 20
In which "Star Trek" movie does a doctor give a patient a pill that allows her to grow a new kidney?
5.0 of 20
What form of identification did sci-fi writer Elizabeth Moon claim that we should all be using in the future?
6.0 of 20
Which famous physicist stated in 1932 that "there is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable"?
7.0 of 20
Aldous Huxley’s novel "Brave New World" predicted a unified government whose citizens worship which industrialist?
8.0 of 20
What was the first TV show to depict the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse?
9.0 of 20
Lots of movies have predicted underwater habitats in the future. What's the longest that anybody has spent actually living under the sea?
11.0 of 20
When did the concept of a personal jet pack first appear in pop culture?
12.0 of 20
Which movie features the first robot ever to be shown on film?
13.0 of 20
When was the stereotypical phrase "little green men" first used to describe extraterrestrials in print?
14.0 of 20
The 1960s TV show "Lost in Space" features a family called the Robinsons setting out from Earth to start colonizing a planet orbiting which star?
15.0 of 20
The first scene in the Kevin Costner sci-fi movie "Waterworld" showed him performing what act that many film-goers found disgusting?
16.0 of 20
In the sci-fi movie "The Fifth Element," what meal does the character Leeloo cook in seconds using food pellets and a microwave-like oven?
17.0 of 20
Who was the first person to predict human colonization of the moon?
18.0 of 20
What year did the powdered orange drink called Tang appear on the market?
19.0 of 20
The Eloi and the Morlocks are two imagined, post-human races from which sci-fi novella?
Receive a hint after watching this short video from our sponsors.