Mike Judge took a lot of shots at humanity’s expense in Idiocracy. Eerily, the cult comedy actually made a few spot-on predictions about our future. And since we’re a country of over-achievers, it’s only taken us nine years to do in real life what the movie claimed would happen in 500. Here are a few things the Luke Wilson/Dax Shepard comedy got right about the future. (Click here to see Idiocracy airings on IFC this month.)
10. TV basically looks like this now:
With TV and computer screens looking more like App stores, it’s only a matter of time before can dial up the latest episode of “Ow, My Balls!” with one touch.
9. Whoever has the most babies wins.
Between Jon and Kate Plus 8 and The Duggars plus infinity, popping out litters of tiny humans increases your chances of having your very own reality show. It’s only a matter of time before the overbreeders slowly take over the world.
8. Companies are (almost) cursing in ads.
They may be a bit more brazen in the movie.
But it’s not like companies aren’t trying.
7. News channels are getting ridiculous.
We may not have scantily clad anchors yet, but we have holograms!
6. We’re on track to talk way dumber by 2505.
In 2014, Oxford Dictionaries added a bunch of new words. Fittingly, douchebaggery was one of them.
5. Ass may not be a number one film, but…
It’ll still make someone millions.
4. Food vending machines have evolved.
It must have been really hard finding good pizza in Italy. Good thing there’s this pizza ATM.
3. Fast food has gone next level.
Those Big Az Fries are nothing compared to these culinary gems.
Congrats to KFC on the Double Down Hot Dog! You’re one step closer to your goal of giving the world Type 2 diabetes! pic.twitter.com/aTqYwzq7wg
— Crockpot & Cauldron (@CrocknCauldron) February 17, 2015
Pick-up a large, DEEP!DEEP! Dish pizza topped w/ pepperoni & bacon, then wrapped in over 3.5ft of crispy bacon today! pic.twitter.com/AyLWcpmGUG
— Little Caesars (@littlecaesars) March 4, 2015
2. Everything has electrolytes.
Mountain Dew should change their name to Mountain Don’t.
1. Our computer screens are getting simpler.
And not necessarily in a good way.