The first motion picture to depict space travel was “Le Voyage Dans La Lune” by French filmmaker Georges Méliès. The film was created barely a decade after the invention of the movie camera and three years prior to the opening of the first cinema. While the 13-minute film isn’t the most elaborate sci-fi movie to be made, it certainly paved the way for mankind to reach the moon.
Robots in Sci-Fi Movies
Metropolis is a 1927 movie that is adored by sci-fi aficionados. Compared with its modern counterparts, the film isn’t easy to watch. It’s silent, black-and-white, and runs for well over 120 minutes. It was the first cinematic production to depict robots. Nowadays, numerous companies are manufacturing a wide variety of robots, including realist androids such as Erica or Kodomoroid.
Video Calling & Tablets
Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 “2001: A Space Odyssey” made several predictions that became an integral part of our world, from tablet computers to space tourism to the ubiquity of credit cards. However, video calling is arguably the most complex piece of technology to be presented in the movie. Today, we use smartphones or tablets and apps such as FaceTime, Viber, and Skype to make video calls whenever we want.
It’s safe to say that the 1966 “Star Trek” TV series invented the mobile phone. The show aired for three years and introduced a myriad of sci-fi gadgets to its viewers. It also inspired Motorola engineer Martin Cooper to design and create the world’s first mobile phone.
There is plenty of technology that is still part of the sci-fi world that will sooner or later become reality.